Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hibernating Arctic Ground Squirrels

Postdoctoral fellow Cory Williams holds a hibernating arctic ground squirrel in a research lab in the Integrated Sciences Building at the University of Alaska Anchorage Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Williams is working with professor Loren Buck and student Brady Salli to study the circadian rhythms and chronobiology of the animals to determine their sensitivity to extended periods of light and dark and how they know when to hibernate. Ultimately, they hope to correlate the research to human behavior.

Check out other photos from the University of Alaska Anchorage over here at Northern Exposures, my photo blog for UAA.