The Antarctic Connection

Antarctica is a tough place for any critter to make its living. The continent is one of the coldest, driest, and windiest places on Earth. But nestled among the moss and the rocks of the Antarctica Peninsula lives a tough little fly with amazing adaptations. Please join us as we travel to Palmer Station, Antarctica to learn more about how Belgica antarctica survives harsh polar conditions.

Follow our expedition via:

- FACEBOOK: Miami University Antarctic Connection

- Follow the 2012 Antarctic Team Blog

- BLOG: Studying Belgica at the Bottom of the World (2011 expedition)

- Journals (pdf): L. Sandro (2004-05), M. Kaput (2005-06), and G. Lopez-Martinez (2005-06)

This website is packed with information about our past and current expeditions, including:

For technical information and results of our research, please visit our Publications page.

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(Pictured: 2010 research team member, Juanita Constible, doesn't seem to bother the penguins as she collects Belgica larvae in their natural habitat.)