United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Nick Teets

Associate Professor
University of Kentucky
Department of Entomology
Research Interests
Nick Teets is an entomologist who investigates the physiological and molecular mechanisms by which insects survive extreme environmental conditions. In particular, his lab has been focusing on adaptations of the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarctica, which is the world's southernmost insect and only insect endemic to Antarctica. Using a combination of organismal biology, functional genomics, and population genetics, Teets' lab aims to characterize how this species has evolved to survive where no other insect is capable.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
Palmer Station
ARSV Laurence M. Gould
Research Keywords
terrestrial ecosystems, environmental stress, insects, genomics, entomology
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Life Sciences Group