Brian Barnes

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Brian Barnes

Professor of zoophysiology

University affiliation

  • Institute of Arctic Biology
  • IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)
  • Toolik Field Station
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fairbanks)

Contact information

Media contact

University Relations

Areas of expertise

  • Biology
  • Ecology

Research interests/biography

Physiological ecology and endocrinology of hibernating mammals; biological rhythms and sleep; overwintering biology of animals including arctic ground squirrels, black bears and insects. Barnes also serves as the science co-director of Toolik Field Station, the largest scientific research station in the Arctic.