About this Event Lecture Scholar in the Library
For many animals, light is a critical environmental factor. It enables vision and sets our internal clocks to name a few reasons. But what happens to animals in the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions when the sun remains below the horizon for up to half the year during the “polar night”?
Join Jonathan Cohen to discuss what he and his fellow researchers have learned on expeditions to the Arctic to study how marine life copes with this extreme environment in an era of climate change and dwindling Arctic sea ice.
Cohen is an associate professor in the Department of Marine Biosciences in the College of Earth, Ocean, & Environment. He is interested in how environmental factors influence marine animal physiology and behavior, with many of his projects focusing on sensory biology of marine invertebrates.
Lecture is being held at the Marine Studies Library on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, DE, in the Cannon Laboratory.