Polar Studies



Our faculty investigate ongoing changes to polar ecosystems, periglacial and subglacial hydrology, perennially ice-covered lakes, the retreat of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet since the last glacial maximum, and changes in vegetation and marine algae that were a consequence of long-term climate cooling. This work is carried out on different time scales, both in the field and lab, and in marine and terrestrial settings.

Faculty members:
Peter Doran
Sophie Warny
Phil Bart