Antarctica

Pete Bucktrout, British Antarctic Survey

A University of West Florida professor will travel with a team of international scientists to Antarctica to study how marine animals that live near the seafloor are being affected by climate change.

Dr. Alexis Janosik, an assistant professor in the Department of Biology, will leave Nov. 16 to sail with the British Antarctic Survey. She will spend almost a month on the research ship RRS James Clark Ross. Janosik will be the only researcher from the U.S. to take part in the research cruise.

University of West Florida biology professor Wade Jeffrey has conducted research in some of the world’s harshest environments.  Dr. Jeffrey captured the beauty, serenity, and fragility of those places in a series of photographs that are now on display in Gallery 88.  The exhibit is titled “Extremophiles.”

“Every time I travel, I carry a camera and am fascinated by the things I see. So I’m doing science on one hand, and sometimes take a photograph in the other,” Jeffrey said.