Antarctic Ecosystem Ecology: A Lecture Series
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 12:00pm
Antarctic Ecosystem Ecology: A Lecture Series

For the month of May, the PSU Geology Department & Biology Department will present a lecture series:
Antarctic Ecosystem Ecology

 The first lecture welcomes Eric Steig, University of Washington:
Recent Climate and Glaciological Change in Antarctica in the Context of the Last Two Millennia

May 2, 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.