The Greening of Antarctica

Online seminar describes research into rapidly changing land-surface properties

  • 7 April 2020
  • Author: Frederika Bain
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The Greening of Antarctica

The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the Earth’s fastest-warming regions and is experiencing rapid ecological change. Want to know some of the implications of its rapidly melting ice sheet? Attend the latest Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management seminar via Zoom! Dr. David Beilman of the UH Geography department and MS student Derek Ford will present “From Ice to Plants: Greening Antarctica.”

The two just returned from a five-week research cruise, visiting sites along 400 kilometers of the western Peninsula region studying plants and soils. Their talk will describe using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drone) to observe land-surface properties, thermal mapping, and their long-term environmental change approach using organic sediments. Implications for carbon cycling include changes in the Southern Ocean, shelf-land marine ecosystems, and plant growth on land.

Join the Zoom meeting on Wednesday, April 8, from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Call in +1 669 900 6833 US; meeting ID: 294 386 624; password 828870.