Southeast Students Conduct Research in “Polar Bear Capital of the World”

Southeast Students Conduct Research in "Polar Bear Capital of the World"

A team of biology students and faculty have traveled to Churchill, Manitoba, annually to study and see first-hand the effects of climate change.

In 2017, the goal of the course was for students to study wood frog reproduction from designated ponds while staying at the Churchill Northern Study Centre. From there, they observed and maintained the egg masses in a controlled temperature lab until they hatched.

During the 15-day trek, the Southeast group spent time in the field and attended seminars with current researchers. The students also observed ring seals living on coastal ice sheets and recorded data on arctic foxes in the tundra.

I learned an incredible amount about what it means to be a researcher in the field, how to work alongside new people.” – Jon Berbling, student

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