Dr. Nigel Golden is an Arctic researcher who studies the response of Arctic species to climate change, modeling the populations and genomics of Arctic wildlife to inform wildlife management and conservation. He supports the operation of the Polaris Project.
Dr. Golden earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. During his undergraduate studies, he joined the Polaris Project on an expedition to Northeast Siberia that fomented his passion for Arctic science. He later went on to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he researched the impacts of climate change on Arctic ground squirrels—a keystone species in Denali National Park and Preserve, AK.