An Ice Age refuge?

UB biologists and geologists are working on a truly interdisciplinary project: studying rocks and fossils to learn whether areas of coastal Alaska could have served as glacier-free refuges to Ice Age plants and animals. Research like this can also shed light on human migration into the Americas. The NSF-funded study is led by biologist Charlotte Lindqvist, with geologist Jason Briner as co-principal investigator. This summer, the UB team visited Alaska to collect scientific samples. Photos: Jason Briner

Published July 30, 2019