The Arctic Chronobiology and Physiology research group is based at the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø (UiT). UiT is the only research intensive university whose main campus is located north of the Arctic circle. This gives us unique access to Arctic species and we have excellent facilities for the study of the physiology and behaviour of birds (ptarmigan), large (reindeer, seals) and small mammals (hamsters) and fish (salmon, arctic charr) under controlled conditions. We also organise research led teaching with an expedition to the west ice each Spring.
We use a range of physiological montioring techiniques (i.e. body temperature, food intake), light controlled experiments, advanced molecular techniques (transcriptomics, epigenetics) and cell culture based experiments to answer our research questions.