After studying this course, you should be able to:
define and use, or recognise definitions and applications of each of the bold terms
outline the special features of the polar regions as a habitat and list some contrasts between the Arctic and the Antarctic
describe some effects of daylength on feeding, fat deposition and reproduction in arctic animals
explain why the environmental controls of appetite, activity level and fecundity are essential adaptations to living at high latitudes and describe some physiological mechanisms involved
describe some adaptations of fuel metabolism and bone formation to dormancy in bears.