Mechanisms Mediating Freezing Tolerance in Arctic Insects

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, climate adaptation, insects, caterpillars

Principal Investigator: Kukal, Olga (6)
Licence Number: 12129
Organization: Department of Biology, University of Victoria
Licensed Year(s): 1992 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: 10 field assistants

Objective(s): To continue to study the freezing tolerant larvae of Gynaephora groenlandica (the arctic woolly-bear caterpillars) to examine other potential adaptations that may be crucial in mediating freezing tolerance but have eluded previous detection in other systems using other experimental techniques;

Project Description: The research team will continue to study the ecophysiology of of arctic insects.