Brian McRae Barnes is a biologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with research interests in the behavioral and physiological strategies for overwintering in northern animals, including those of the hibernating arctic ground squirrel and black bear and freeze tolerant or supercooling insects and wood frogs. He is also interested in biological timing, at scales of minute-to-minute decision making, rhythms of daily activity and seasonal reproduction and fattening, and annual timing of hibernation. Dr. Barnes has 27 years of research experience in the Alaskan Arctic and is Science Director of the Toolik Field Station and Director of the Institute of Arctic Biology.
Organization: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Arctic Ground Squirrel Studies