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Pam Groves

Credit: 
P. Groves & D. Mann
Research Interests: 

Much of my research has focused on muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) in areas ranging from muskox husbandry to their genetics, evolutionary history and convergent evolution with takins (Budorcas taxicolor) in China.  I also am interested in mammalian adaptations to arctic environments.

More recently, I have been studying paleontology of extinct megafaunal mammals from the late Pleistocene and early Holocene in northern Alaska.

 

Credit: 
Molly Yazwinski
Pam Groves
Research Scientist
Office: 
248 WRRB
907-474-7165
Lab: 
405 Irving
Postal Address: 
Institute of Arctic Biology
PO Box 757000
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7000

B.A. - Hampshire College, Amherst MA.  1976.  Animal Behavior and Ecology.

Ph.D. -University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks AK.  1995.  Dissertation: The Takin and Muskox: a Molecular and Ecological Evaluation of Relationship.

Bureau of Land Management, Arctic Field Office.  Seasonal Employee.  Wildlife biologist and paleontologist. Collected and catalogued 1000’s of bones from North Slope.  2002-2012

Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks AK.  Research Scientist. 1995 - present. 

Large Animal Research Station, University of Alaska, Fairbanks AK.  Public education and outreach supervisor. 1987 - 2014. 

Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH. Research  Associate.  Jan. 2002 – 2010.

Molecular Biology Unit, AgResearch, Dunedin, New Zealand.  Visiting Researcher.  Jan. - April 1996. 

Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks AK.  Postdoctoral fellow.  May - Dec. 1995. 

Large Animal Research Station, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks AK.  Co-PI for Muskoxen and Caribou Earthwatch Project.  1991 - 1993. 

Shaanxi Institute of Zoology, Xian, China.  Research associate.  1998-1991. 

2010

Kuhn, T.S. et al., 2010. Modern and ancient DNA reveal recent partial replacement of caribou in the southwest Yukon. Molecular Ecology, 19, pp.1312–1323.
Mann, D.H. et al., 2010. Floodplains, permafrost, cottonwood trees, and peat: What happened the last time climate warmed suddenly in arctic Alaska?. Quaternary Researchary Science Reviews, 29, pp.3812–3830.

2009

Hansen, H. et al., 2009. Social networks and the formation and maintenance of river otter groups. Ethology, 115, pp.384–396.

2004

Blundell, G.M. et al., 2004. Kinship and sociality in coastal river otters: Are they related?. Behavioral Ecology, 15, pp.705–714.

2002

1999

Kunz, M.L. et al., 1999. The life and times of Paleoindians in Arctic Alaska. Arctic Research of the U.S., 13, pp.33–39.

1998

Groves, P. & Wu, J., 1998. Proceedings of the 2nd World Conference on Mountain Ungulates. In pp. 47–58.

1997

Groves, P. & Shields, G.F., 1997. Cytochrome b sequences suggest convergent evolution of the Asian takin and arctic muskox. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 8, pp.363–374.
Groves, P., 1997. Intraspecific variation of mitochondrial DNA of muskoxen based on control region sequences. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 75, pp.568–575.
Groves, P., 1997. Muskox. Alaska Geographic, 23, pp.56–94.

Pages

Bureau of Land Management. “Predicting the Effects of Climate Change Based on Past Occurrences of Climatic Warming in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.” August 2012-August 2016. $173K

National Science Foundations. "Collaborative Research: Land Bridges, Ice-Free Corridors, and Biome Shifts: Impacts on the Evolution and Extinction of Horses in Ice-Age Beringia" 2015-2018. $543K

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