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Pam Groves

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.


Molly Yazwinski
Pam Groves
Research Scientist
248 WRRB
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. 

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