Seminar: Todd Rosenstiel, PhD, "The Greening of Antarctica - exploring the ecology of a continent that is warming up"

Dr. Rosenstiel's research focuses on the investigation of the possible biogenic sources of isoprene emissions over the Peninsula Antarctic by comparing the biological indicators from satellite data, and air flask measurement with the in-situ observations of isoprene.

Friday, Oct 11

4:10pm, B19

"The Greening of Antarctica - exploring the ecology of a continent that is warming up"

Abstract:  The Western Antarctic Peninsula is one of the most rapidly warming regions on Earth, and many biotic communities inhabiting this dynamic region are responding to these well-documented climatic shifts. Yet some of the most prevalent organisms of ice-free terrestrial Antarctica, the mosses, have been relatively overlooked and understudied. In this talk, I will discuss our lab's 8-year effort to explore how moss communities, including their associated invertebrates, are responding to surface warming. In addition, I will explore our efforts to examine the roles that mosses may play in shaping both current and future terrestrial ecology of this warming continent. 

Student Lunch: Students are also invited to join Todd Rosenstiel at noon on Friday before the afternoon seminar. Spots are limited, so early RSVPs are encouraged. RSVP here to join the student lunch.

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:10am to 5:00pm

Biology, B19
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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