Polar Physiology

The polar regions are the most rapidly warming regions on Earth. Faculty and students in the Biology and Wildlife Department are at the forefront of research investigating the capacity of polar organisms to withstand a changing climate. Toolik Field station, located above the Arctic Circle in the Brooks Range, provides outstanding support for field-based studies on high-latitude organisms. Current research in polar physiology includes studies aimed at understanding the stress response of seabirds, thermal tolerance of Antarctic fishes, and hibernation physiology in Arctic ground squirrels and bears.

Faculty doing research in this area:
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