Taking the pulse of Antarctic ecosystems in the face of rapid climate change
Peter Wall Associate Dinner Forum with Dr. Philippe Tortell, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and Botany, UBC, and Peter Wall Scholar Taking the pulse of Antarctic ecosystems in the face of rapid climate change
Antarctica represents a frontier of science and human exploration on planet Earth. This remote and poorly studied region is home to highly productive marine ecosystems, which are being significantly impacted by rapid warming and ice melt. Using both video and photography, Dr. Tortell will present results from a recent Antarctic expedition documenting the response of surface water biological processes to a range of climate-dependent environmental factors. Insights derived from this work will be important for understanding potential impacts of climate change on Canada’s marine Arctic ecosystems.
Cost: $25 – please register onlinePeter Wall Institute, Conference Room 207