Jeff Welker’s work on polar bears featured June 22, 8 p.m., KAKM

June 20, 2016
Jeff Welker at Frontier Scientists

Polar bear work that UAA professor of ecology Jeff Welker, above left, and Matt Rogers, isotope laboratory manager and analyst, participated in will be featured on KAKM June 22 at 8 p.m.

Alaska Public Media will feature an Arctic Science Television Series called Frontier Scientists this week on Channel 7. On Wednesday, June 22 at 8 p.m., public television station KAKM will feature “Polar Bears,” exploring their behavior and how we can learn about their eating habits. UAA’s Jeff Welker, a specialist in ecology, participated with other scientists in the work and is featured in the program.

Here is a description of Wednesday’s program on polar bears:

Often, polar bears seem to disappear in their frozen environment. Other times they’re among a crowd ravaging a whale bone pile. Polar bear behavior continues to astound scientists Karyn Rode, George Durner, Todd Atwood, Tony Pagano, Jeff Welker, and Matt Rogers. Learn how they discovered the 400 mile non-stop swim of one bear and hear from the scientists what’s already known, and yet to be learned, about the plight of the mighty polar bear.

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