David Vo

“This became one of my most rewarding experiences at UC Davis, and I gained an increased confidence in myself as a writer and a secondary researcher.”

—David Vo

Surviving the Cold: How Circumpolar Peoples Have Adapted to the Extreme Conditions of the Arctic

Research paper for ENT 199: Human Hibernation Writing Project – Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates

Vo synthesizes the current literature on how circumpolar peoples — from Neanderthals to modern Inuit communities — have adapted biologically and culturally to survive extreme cold. His analysis, which draws on 35 primary and secondary sources, lays a foundation for future research on the potential for human hibernation.

In His Own Words

Read David’s reflective essay from his Lang Prize application.