Dates: March 8, April 12, May 10
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
The Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series features engaging presentations on research conducted worldwide by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Scripps scientists are exploring Earth's mysteries in hundreds of research projects under way on every continent. Learn about science at Scripps and join researchers on their paths to discovery.
Monday, March 8
The Future Stewards of our Planet
Please join us for a special Perspectives event as we learn about the challenging research work of the outstanding fellowship students at Scripps Oceanography. Learn about topics as diverse as climate science, coastal geology and deep-sea diversity as you browse student posters and speak with future scientists about their work. Three students will give brief presentations on their research discoveries and share their visions for the future of their disciplines.
Monday, April 12
Solar Activity during the Last Millennium
Devendra Lal, Scripps geochemist
The sun dominates life on our planet, yet we know astonishingly little about long-term variation in solar activity and how it might have influenced Earth's climate. Join Scripps Oceanography geochemist Devendra Lal as he explains how chemical clues locked in Antarctic ice can reconstruct 1,000 years of solar activity and how this knowledge is critical to understanding Earth's climate history.
Monday, May 10
First Annual Keeling Lecture
Please join us for the inaugural Keeling Lecture. In memory of distinguished Scripps Oceanography professor Charles David Keeling's life and invaluable contributions to climate science and Scripps, Birch Aquarium at Scripps will be hosting the first in an annual series of talks related to our changing planet. Each year the series will bring a prominent member of the global change community to Scripps to speak on topics that reflect the legacy of Keeling's work.
Climate Change and the Forests of the West
Steve Running, director of the Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group, Department of Ecosystem Sciences, University of Montana
This year, Steve Running, a professor in the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana, will discuss the paradox of why forests in the West are growing faster while simultaneously suffering from higher die-off rates. Running is a member of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and was the lead author on a 2007 report analyzing North America's contribution to atmospheric carbon dioxide and its impacts on the global climate.
Perspectives lectures are intended for a lay audience. Birch Aquarium admission and parking are included. Light refreshments will be served.
Past lectures air on UCSD-TV and broadcast to more than 16 million viewers via satellite and cable television. Lectures also can be found on YouTube. For more information, visit: http://ucsd.tv/oceanscience
About Birch Aquarium at Scripps:
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and the Caribbean. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 400,000, including 45,000 school children.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of more than 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $195 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates oceanographic research vessels recognized worldwide for their outstanding capabilities. Equipped with innovative instruments for ocean exploration, these ships constitute mobile laboratories and observatories that serve students and researchers from institutions throughout the world. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 430,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu and follow us at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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