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Fellow Blogs

Science Posse

These blogs were written when the Fellows were conducting research in the field.

Beth Fitzpatrick's Adventures in the Field describes the work she did with population genetics of the Greater Sage Grouse in the spring of 2014.

Male Sage Grouse Fighting Beth in the field Camping! Sage Grouse Footprints

Follow Phil's Adventures as he traveled with the UW King Air research plane to work with the OWLeS Project studying lake effect snow!!

Deep Snow Phil King Air

Follow this link for a UW News report about the project.    It's cool. . .literally!

 Mikey Tabak's blog chronicles his research in the Falkland Islands from March 15 to May 5, 2013.




Clark Cotton's blog details time he spent time in Deadhorse, AK capturing bears and recording data for the Polar Bear Summer Ecology Project.

Clark and Bear

As the sea ice retreats from the North Slope of Alaska every summer, some polar bears follow the retreating ice pack while a separate population of bears remains on shore.  The polar bear summer ecology project is interested in seeing how the population of bears on land compares to the population of bears that follow the ice. Bears from both populations are captured in the late spring and a variety of measurements and samples are taken. Bears are recaptured and additional measurements are taken in the fall. Data from the project will help us better understand bear movement and physiology during the summer period and will eventually be incorporated into population models to inform management and conservation strategies under conditions of changing sea ice.

Read an article about what scientist in the Polar Bear Summer Ecology Project learned about one bear: Scientists record a long-distance polar bear swim

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