Impact of Arctic Warming Discussed at Science Forum

 

Stan Wullschleger, project director of Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will present “Arctic Alaska: Wild, Wonderful, and Warming” on Friday at this week’s Science Forum.

The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research with the general public in a conversational presentation.

The presentations begin at noon on Fridays in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena. Each presentation is forty minutes long and is followed by a question-and-answer session. Science Forum presentations are free and open to the public.

Temperatures are increasing in high-latitude areas, bringing new complications to their ecosystems. Wullschleger will discuss the landscape-scale consequences of the Arctic’s further warming.

Here’s list of future Science Forums:

  • Friday, April 4: Steven Wise, associate professor of mathematics, presenting “Simulations for Solutions: Solving Problems Through Scientific Computing”
  • Friday, April 11: Stacy Clark, research forester for the US Forest Service, discussing “American Chestnut Restoration: Can We Bring Back the Mighty Giant?”
  • Friday, April 25: Pete Claussen, founder and CEO of Gulf and Ohio Railways Inc. and Knoxville Locomotive Works, discussing “Green Locomotives”

The Science Forum is sponsored by the UT Office of Research and Quest, an initiative to raise awareness of the research, scholarship, and creative activity happening on campus.

For more information, visit the Science Forum website.

C O N T A C T :

Amanda Womac (Amanda@HellbenderPress.org)

Mark Littmann (865-974-8156, littmann@utk.edu)

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034, ablakely@utk.edu)

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