Dr. Fagan and his graduate students are combining their expertise in biomathematics and remote sensing to learn how climate change shapes caribou population dynamics and migration behavior.

As part of an NSF-funded, multi-institutional collaborative organization called "Fate of the Caribou," Marron (a Ph.D. candidate in the Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (BEES) concentration of the biological sciences graduate program), Qianru (a Ph.D. student in the Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Sciences (MEES) graduate program) and Distinguished Professor of Biology Bill Fagan aim to study the complex relationship between caribou, their ecosystems and the human communities around them. Together, they’re helping to build a broader, more nuanced perspective on the impact of climate change in the remote reaches of the Arctic.