Huxley prof, pair of undergrads leaves for Siberia on Friday to work on Polaris Project

John Thompson
Office of University Communications

Associate Professor of Environmental Science Andy Bunn and two undergraduates, Becky Tachihara of Seattle and Matt Moroney of Salt Lake City, Utah, will leave Friday for Cherskiy, Siberia for a summer of field research as part of the Polaris Project, an expedition funded by the National Science Foundation to assess the rate of melting permafrost in the Siberian Arctic, and what that rate means for global climate change.

For more information, including a video of the goals and mission of the Polaris Project and hundreds of pictures, go to To read an article on the project on the New York Times' DotEarth science blog, click here or go to

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 11:43am