For the month of May, the PSU Geology Department & Biology Department will present a lecture series:
Antarctic Ecosystem Ecology
The second lecture welcomes Andrew Fountain, Portland State University:
Recent Landscape Changes in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica - Harbingers of Things to Come?
May 9, 2012
Smith Memorial Student Union 238
Portland State University
This event is free & open to the public
About the series:
Antarctica’s ecological domains are, to a large extent, unexplored. Yet the region’s climate is changing and a growing body of evidence indicates that Antarctic organisms, ecosystems and biodiversity are responding. This lecture series bridges the many disciplines required to understand life and change in Antarctica: from the climate system, to the glaciers that mantle the continent and set the stage for simple yet resilient terrestrial ecosystems, to the polar ocean teeming with life.