Patricia Yager

Polar Scientist in the Spotlight

Learn about all sorts of careers that polar scientists have as we explore their different research areas through the featured Polar Scientist of the Month.

Patricia Yager

Professor, Marine Sciences, University of Georgia

What do you do?

I study how climate change affects ocean ecosystems, especially the carbon cycle.


What is the best thing about your job?

Following my curiosity; traveling to amazing places like Antarctica.

What is the most important tool you use for research?

My brain; icebreakers (ships) help too.

Why is what you do important?

Understanding how climate change impacts things people care about.

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