Arctic seminar in honour of H.M. the King

Date: 2017-10-21
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Humanisthuset, Hörsal G
The event is for: students - anyone - employees

On Saturday 21 October, Umeå University invites you to a scientific seminar in the presence of HM King Carl XVI Gustaf. The theme of the seminar is the Arctic – a highly topical issue – not least because of the climate changes that pose a substantial threat to the world we live in. 
 
Today, Earth is warmer than it has been for a thousand years, and the increase is most pressing in the Arctic. The causes can hugely be correlated to the carbon dioxide emissions caused by man, and the consequences are devastating. The Greenland ice sheet is melting at a rapid speed, sea levels are rising, acidification of seas are increasing and natural disasters tend to increase in number and strength.
 
The seminar highlights the science research conducted at Umeå University focusing on climate change, out of which a big proportion is tied to the Abisko Scientific Research Station, and Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC) at Umeå University.

The following lectures will be held during the seminar:

Setting Arctic Environmental Changes in a Global Context
John Anderson, professor at Loughborough University, England, visiting professor at Umeå University, Sweden, and holder of the HM King Carl XVI Gustaf Professorship of Environmental Science 2017-18 at Umeå University.

Cryoecology: How Arctic Ecosystems Matter for Our Changing Climate
Ellen Dorrepaal, senior lecturer, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University, Sweden.

Worming the Arctic
Jonatan Klaminder, senior lecturer, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University, Sweden.
 


Organizer: Umeå universitet
Contact person: Malin Larsson
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Event type: Seminar
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