Tom Glass

Tom Glass

PhD Student, University of Alaska Fairbanks


Published on Jan 18, 2022

You're Invited!

I'm excited to share that I'll be defending my PhD dissertation via Zoom on Friday, February 4th at 9 a.m. AKST, and you're invited! This will be an overview of the research I've been working on fo...

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Published on Mar 25, 2021

Recent publication

Hi everyone,I'm happy to share that I've recently published an article regarding the importance of physical snow properties to wolverines. In it, we found that wolverines select deeper, denser snow...

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Published on Feb 13, 2021

Permafrost ice caves and NY Times article

Hi everyone,I'm excited to share that we recently published a short article about the subterranean permafrost caves that we found several years ago (article attached, see also the lab note "Explori...

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Published on Oct 29, 2020

Recent publication and popular-press articles

Hello wonderful supporters! I apologize for the long silence regarding the status of this project - I've spent much of the last couple of years processing and analyzing data (not to mention going t...

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Published on Aug 30, 2018

Poster Presentation at the 2018 Martes Symposium

In early August, I attended the 2018 Martes Symposium in Ashland, WI to share some preliminary results from our project. My poster focused on using the data we gathered with light loggers and accel...

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Published on Aug 30, 2018

Patagonia Blog

A quick note to share a recent blog post we wrote for Patagonia's The Cleanest Line, featuring photos by Peter Mather:

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Published on Jun 08, 2018

Seamus the clever wolverine!

A quick note to point you to a short story that Martin and I just wrote for about one of our more wily wolverines:

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Published on Apr 12, 2018

Exploring a wolverine permafrost cave

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Published on Mar 30, 2018

Exploring a wolverine snow cave

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Reply to:Mary patzelMary patzel
Thanks, Mary! I hope everything's going well with you.
Reply to:tom glasstom glass
Hey Dad - I like this theory. It seems unlikely to me that it would freeze from the bottom up, but maybe a shallower section upstream froze first, and then chunks of ice containing rocks broke free and floated down.
Reply to:Patrick CrossPatrick Cross
Hey Patrick, That's actually the hind section of a beaver - a bit hard to tell given its condition! Interesting question regarding the traps - actually, Eric Lofroth did the exact experiment/study that you're describing (, and found the dimensional...more