Arctic ground squirrel videos

Arctic ground squirrel face eye
Arctic ground squirrel / FrontierScientists footage

Arctic Ground Squirrel Videos

The extraordinary life of the Arctic ground squirrel is described by dedicated scientists who study the handsome creatures. In videos: The Perfect Yuppie Pet, In the Field, In the Lab, And the Circadian Clock, the scientists reflect on questions about the Arctic ground squirrel and its unusual lifestyle.

Discover what makes these animals so unique by hearing the scientists’ newfound insights. In these videos Professor Loren Buck of University Alaska Anchorage, Professor Brian Barnes of University Alaska Fairbanks, students Cory Williams and Kate Wilsterman, and PolarTREC teacher Alicia Gillean explain their participation in Arctic ground squirrel field studies.

If you want to watch the new Frontier Scientists Series on 360 North premiering Oct 6th, 8pm, here’s how: The channel is available over the air in Anchorage and Juneau, and on GCI Cable, DirectTV, Dish Network and live on the web at Cable and satellite providers may change channel assignments from time to time. Full 30 minute programs include: Pilgrim Hot Springs, Petroglyphs of Kodiak Island, Migration, Cook Inlet Volcanoes, Computational Science, Modeling Arctic Waters, Grizzlies and more…..”

Helicopter towing measurement instrument Arctic sea ice
Helicopter towing measurement instrument over sea ice / Image via Andy Mahoney

Extreme Arctic Sea Ice

Further north, Andy Mahoney, University Alaska Fairbanks, describes new ways of looking at sea ice in these videos: Sea Ice Thickness, Extreme Ice, and Ice Break Out. It seems the word “extreme” characterizes some of Andy’s research methods, as well as some of the changing ice conditions his research is revealing.

Liz O’Connell

Frontier Scientists: presenting scientific discovery in the Arctic and beyond

Arctic Ground Squirrel project

Sea Ice project