In addition to the studies described in these pages, some of the other projects being conducted by UD researchers in conjunction with the International Polar Year include the following.
Marine and Earth Studies
- Prof. Craig Cary, a $121,859 NSF IPY grant for work in the Antarctic on how ecosystems dominated by microorganisms adapt to conditions of continuous cold and dark. The work will be conducted at Lake Vostok, buried beneath 4 kilometers of ice that has prevented any contact with the external environment for as much as 1.5 million years;
- Prof. David A. Hutchins, NSF-funded work on Antarctic biology;
- Associate Prof. Adam G. Marsh, an NFS Faculty Early Career Development Award for research on how the sea urchin and sea star can grow and develop in the frigid waters of Antarctica;
- Assistant Profs. Barbara J. Campbell and Thomas E. Hanson, NSF funding to understand how changes in temperature and nitrogen deposition affect tundra ecosystems in Alaska; and
- Associate Prof. Andreas K. Muenchow, studying the effects of freshwater flow from the Arctic on global climate.
- Associate Prof. Tracy Deliberty, with research professor Cathleen Geiger and several graduate students, working with Antarctic sea ice, remote sensing and geographic information science;
- Associate Prof. David R. Legates, involved in the creation of climate data sets for the Arctic and working closely with researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
- Prof. Cort J. Willmott, widely acclaimed for his work in creating climatological data for the Arctic region, also collaborates with researchers at the University of New Hampshire on projects focusing on pan-Arctic hydrology.
- Assistant Prof. Michael A. O'Neal, a glacial geomorphologist who has done extensive work in Greenland and other cold regions;
- Prof. Daniel J. Leathers, a climatologist specializing in snow science;
- Prof. Brian Hanson, a well-known glaciologist with extensive field experience in northern Scandinavia;
- Assistant Prof. Delphis F. Levia Jr., frequently works on problems involving snow science; and
- Prof. Emeritus Tom Meierding, has worked extensively on the distribution of glaciers and related topics.