Dr. Nigella Hillgarth Named 2019 Climate Art Fellow

The Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation is co-sponsoring Dr. Nigella Hillgarth as the 2019 Climate Art Fellow, where she will work with the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) to communicate climate impacts and the role of atmospheric chemistry and microbes.

The Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation is co-sponsoring Dr. Nigella Hillgarth as the 2019 Climate Art Fellow, along with the Climate Science Alliance and the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE).

This unique collaboration will bring Dr. Hillgarth together with CAICE researchers for the summer, exploring the role of atmospheric chemistry and the movement of microbes. The art created through the Fellowship will tell the story of a changing climate and its impact on the earth, and be utilized to help engage local communities on solutions and informed decisions.

About the Artist:

Dr. Hillgarth is an environmental advocate and photographer concerned with the impacts of climate change on ocean and coastal ecosystems. Her work on Greenland ice and sea level rise has been shown on the East coast and San Diego and her recent work has focused on coastal birds and climate change. Dr. Hillgarth has had an extensive career as a scientist, educator, and leader and was the Executive Director of the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego from 2002 – 2014 where she directed the first major climate change exhibit on the West Coast.

View Dr. Hillgarth’s work here: www.nhillgarthphotography.com

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