SEBS Virtual Science Cafe Series: “Hot Days in a Melting West Antarctic Peninsula”

Date

Sep 22 2020

Time

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Speakers

  • Oscar Schofield

    Dr. Oscar Schofield is a biological oceanographer interested how the physics and chemistry regulates ocean ecosystems, with a primary research focus on the physiology and ecology of phytoplankton. His research is conducted in a range of oceans from the rapidly warming/melting along the West Antarctic Peninsula to sustained studies along the northeast United States. Additionally he is part of the Center of Ocean Observing Leadership (COOL), which is focused on developing new technologies and ocean sensor networks to better document and model the marine system. The COOL group has, and continues, to innovate a range of technologies spanning from remote sensing, radars, and autonomous underwater robotics. Their research efforts are coupled to an extensive public outreach effort focused on communicating the excitement and adventure of conducting science in the field. These outreach efforts have been anchored by extensive web services, teacher training and full length feature movies. Dr. Schofield is an EOAS faculty member. More Information about Dr. Schofield

Ship in Antarctica

Travel down to the West Antarctic Peninsula, one of the fastest warming locations on Earth. The rising temperatures are decreasing the amount of sea ice present and changes are now rippling through the food web. We discuss the findings of a 30-year effort to document the changing ecology of this region and reflect on how it provides a picture of the future of polar regions on our warming planet.

More information and registration for this event can be found here.

Date

Sep 22 2020

Time

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Organizer

SEBS Office of Alumni and Community Engagement
Website
https://alumni.sebs.rutgers.edu/