JSD seminar series


A Bird’s Eye View Of Climate Change In The Arctic
Nina Karnovsky
Pomona College
From: 11:00 AM To: 12:00 PM
Thursday, Oct 22, 2009
Burns Lecture Hall
The Arctic has recently experienced dramatic increases in temperature and declines in sea ice. I am interested in how these changes influence the Arctic marine food web. In order to assess the impact of warming, I study the foraging and reproductive behavior of an Arctic top predator, the little auk. My students and I and colleagues have made measurements and observations of these seabirds during both ‘warm’ and ‘cold’ years and in different locations. I will discuss the ways in which this species serves as an indicator of changes in the marine food web of the Greenland Sea.
FMI: Contact Sam Tanenbaum
Seminar Registered by: Melissa Coleman


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