Webinar: Climate and Carbon Impacts on Productivity, Chemistry, and Invasive Species in the Great Lakes
Thursday, January 17, 2013
12 p.m. to 1 p. m.
About the Speaker
The ecosystems of the Great Lakes are critical national resources, yet their large-scale functioning and interactions with climate change are poorly explained. How do physical drivers impact chemistry and ecology? How are invasive species reacting to physical change? How will the Great Lakes respond to increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2)? Numerical models and data help us to answer these questions, and to identify future research priorities.
This webinar will provide information about:
• Biogeochemistry, carbon cycling and invasive species in Lakes Superior and Michigan
• Impacts of physical change on carbon cycling and invasive species
• Prospects for acidification of the Great Lakes due to CO2 uptake from the atmosphere
Galen A. McKinley is Associate Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Climatic Research of the UW Madison’s Nelson Institute. She uses numerical models and data to study how physical and biogeochemical processes influence carbon cycling and its variability over time in both the oceans and the Great Lakes.
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