Ph.D. University of Manitoba
M.A. University of Manitoba
B.Sc. (Hon.) McMaster University
Dr. Iacozza's current research interests are two-pronged: (i) an examination of the physical dynamics of snow distributions as a habitat characteristic for marine mammals and (ii) investigation of climate change implications on snow-covered sea ice and habitat. Most of the current literature on habitat characteristics has focused on sea ice characteristics and changes. However, snow distribution and other characteristics are just as important for the habitat of large marine mammals such as polar bears and ringed seals. Dr. Iacozza is presently examining snow cover characteristics (such as magnitude, variability and distribution) and their effects on polar bear population estimates and conditions. He is also interested in the effects of projected changes in both sea ice and snowfall distribution on marine mammals. In this research, he is examining dynamic and thermodynamic changes in sea ice characteristics and how these changes will impact snow distribution, both important components for marine mammal habitat. Current literature focuses on the thermodynamic changes in sea ice; however, we know that dynamics play an important, if not more important, role in the formation of habitat.
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