After getting his Associates degree, and meeting his future wife at Paul Smiths College, Ron Tavernier (born in Malone) moved to Alaska in 1994 to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology. He worked a few years for the U. S. Army as a Natural Resource Specialist before returning to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. There he investigated how animals respond to the long, dark winters in the Arctic, which earned him his PhD. Ron lived in Alaska for 13 years and had many adventures there. He moved back East with his family in 2007, and since then he has been teaching biology at SUNY Canton.
Spring 2017 - Circadian Rhythms and Seasonal Affect Disorder [S-17-12]