Behavioural and Physiological Adaptations to Cold in a High Arctic Insect, "Gynaephora groenlandica" (a moth).

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, climate adaptation, insects, physiology

Principal Investigator: Kukal, Olga (6)
Licence Number: 10057
Organization: Department of Biology, University of Victoria
Licensed Year(s): 1990 1988 1987
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: one assistant

Objective(s): To investigate the physiological adaptations enabling the moth "Gynaephora groenlandica" to survive in the High Arctic environment;

Project Description: Dr. Kukal will continue investigating the cold adaptations of a moth which survives freezing in the immature stages.