Life and Research in Extreme Environments - 2/12
Polar biologist Dr. Brad Buckley, PSU Assoc. Professor of Biology, Center for Life in Extreme Environments studies the physiological responses of marine species to elevated temperatures and other stressors. His slide show and video presentation will describe what it is like to work in the field under extreme conditions and the role temperature plays in biological processes. Studies on the biology of environmentally sensitive polar species is critical to understanding the impacts of climate change.
Dr. Buckley’s teaching experience at PSU includes instruction in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Polar Biology and Physiological Adaptations to Extreme Environments. He has also served as a teaching assistant for a NSF Antarctic Biology Course at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
“Brad is one of the best professors I have ever had,” wrote one student in a teacher review. “Brilliant, yet humble. Very approachable, and you can tell he loves to teach and takes his job very seriously.”
Dr. Buckley earned a B.S. in Biology from Oregon State University, a M.S. from the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and a Ph.D in Biology from Arizona State University.