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MEAS Department Seminar

Speaker - Kay McMonigal, MEAS, Atmospheric Sciences (host- S. Larson) Seminar Title - Convergent ocean heat transport drives recent Indian Ocean warming Abstract - Since 2000, the Indian Ocean has warmed more rapidly than the other ocean basin. This warming has climate impacts relevant for the one third of the human population living in Indian Ocean rim countries. We…

MEAS M.S. Graduate Student Defense

Speaker - Zachary Williams, MS, Earth Sciences Seminar Title - Insights into the Mechanical Lithosphere of Venus: A Structural Analysis of Ridge Belts Committee Chair: Paul Byrne Committee Members: Del Bohnenstiehl, Karl Wegmann Please see your email for the Zoom link.

MEAS Department Seminar

Speaker - Robert Todd, WHOI (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), host- Roy He Seminar Title - Gliders in the Gulf Stream: New insights from sustained observing Abstract - The Gulf Stream is a key part of the Earth's climate system, carrying heat poleward as part of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. The swift, narrow current generally follows the continental margin…

Geospatial Forum with Dr. Anders Huseth

Landscape-scale intensification of individual crops and pesticide use that is associated with this change is a problem that has had unequal effects on pests with different lifecycles, host ranges, and dispersal abilities. Understanding the fundamental connections between agricultural intensification and pests remains a major obstacle to improving the long-term sustainability of modern agriculture. In this…

MEAS Department Seminar

Speaker -  Russell Harmon, MEAS-Earth Science (host - E. Hyland) Seminar Title - Linking Silicate Weathering to Riverine Geochemistry – Case study from a mountainous tropical setting in west-central Panama Abstract - Comprising a diversity of common igneous and sedimentary lithologies, the landscape of Panama reflects its origin and evolution as an inter-oceanic island arc. This landscape…

Race and Place Seminar Series: Panel Discussion

Online NC

Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Academia Panel Bethany Cutts, Mickey Fearn, Jennifer Richmond-Bryant Moderator Stacy Nelson, Interim Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Natural Resources; Faculty Fellow, Center for Geospatial Analytics; Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources The Race and Place seminar series is intended to highlight research that contextualizes race by…

MEAS Department Seminar

Speaker- Rachel Foster, Stockholm University (hosted by R. Paerl) Seminar Title- It takes two to tango in the open sea: the ecology and activity of diatom-diazotroph symbioses Bio - After earning a B.S. in Biology with a focus on Marine and Freshwater Biology from the University of New Hampshire, USA, Dr. Rachel A. Foster spent several years…

Geospatial Forum with Dr. Sarah Gergel

Malnutrition linked to poor quality diets affects at least 2 billion people globally. Forests and trees are key sources of dietary diversity in some rural settings. Here, we develop and explore the conceptual links between diet diversity and forested landscapes in the rural tropics. We summarize the state of knowledge regarding diets obtained from forests,…

MEAS Department Seminar

Speaker -  Lian Xie, MEAS - Marine Science (host- E. Hyland) Seminar Title - Forecasting Atlantic hurricane activities from a season to a year in advance: the magical power and the limitations of Machine Learning Abstract - Two approaches of Machine Learning (ML) applications in pre-season Atlantic hurricane predictions are explored using historical hurricane and climate data from 1950-2019. In one…

MEAS M.S. Graduate Student Defense

Speaker - Chase Graham, MS- Atmospheric Sciences Seminar Title - Verification of Convection-Allowing NWP in Southeastern U.S. High-Shear, Low-CAPE Environments Committee Chair: Gary Lackmann Committee Members: Sarah Larson, Matthew Parker Please check your email for the Zoom link.