Antarctic Lecture Series

Fall, 2017 Antarctic Lecture Series

Coming up…

  • Tuesday November 28: Ruth Heindel (University of Colorado) on the McMurdo Dry Valleys

Past lectures

2017

  • Wednesday October 18: How well can the leopard seal adapt to a changing climate? Shane Kanatous, Colorado State University.

 

2016

2015

2014

  • Tuesday November 25, “Development of the South Pole Traverse” David Bresnahan. Fort Collins Main Public Library, 201 Peterson St.
  • Monday October 20, “Physical Hydrology of the McMurdo Dry Valleys: Ecosystems waiting for water” Adam Wlostowski, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University. Fort Collins Main Public Library, 201 Peterson St. 
  • Tuesday September 9, “In Shackleton’s Footsteps” Bob Michael. Fort Collins Main Public Library, 201 Peterson St. 
  • Tuesday April 15, “Exploration of the Transantarctic Mountains” James W. Collinson, Professor Emeritus. School of Earth Sciences and Byrd Polar Research Center. The Ohio State University. Fort Collins Main Public Library, 201 Peterson St.
  • Tuesday February 25, “Under the Ice – The Geophysical Unveiling of the Antarctic Continent” Dr. Rick Aster, Department Head, Geosciences, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University. Fort Collins Main Public Library, 201 Peterson St. 

2013

  • Monday September 9, “Taylor’s Valley: What the history of Antarctica’s ‘heroic era’ can contribute to contemporary ecological research in the McMurdo Dry Valleys” Dr. Adrian Howkins, Department of History, Colorado State University. Fort Collins Main Public Library, 201 Peterson St. 
  • Monday October 14, “South Pole – Then and Now: Building for Science” Bill Spindler, former construction engineer with USAP. Fort Collins Main Public Library, 201 Peterson St.
  • Tuesday, November 5,  “An End to the Trend: Antarctic ecosystem response to climate variability in the McMurdo Dry Valleys” Dr Michael Gooseff, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University. Fort Collins Main Public Library, 201 Peterson St. 
  • 5pm, Wednesday, February 13, panel discussion “Melting Down at the Poles: What are the differences?”  Managing the Planet Series, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University, panel members include: Dr. Diana Wall, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Dr. David Thompson, Department of Atmospheric Science, Dr. John Moore, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, and Dr. Shane Kanatous, Department of Biology, Avo’s. 
  • Tuesday, March 19, “A Half Century of Antarctic Exploration: 1957-2013” by Dr. John Behrendt, Fellow emeritus at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado at Boulder and Scientist Emeritus at U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Main Public Library, 201 Peterson St.
  • Tuesday, April 30,  “This is my job? 20 Years Supporting Science in Antarctica”, by Bob Farrell, Palmer Station Manager for the US Antarctic Program, Fort Collins Main Public Library, 201 Peterson St. 

2012

  • September 24, “antARcTica, the art in Antarctica” Jim Collinson. Fort Collins Main Public Library, 201 Peterson St. 
  • October 22, “Working at Palmer Station, on the Antarctic Peninsula, in support of the United States Antarctic Program” Rebecca Shoop, USAP. Fort Collins Main Public Library, 201 Peterson St. 
  • November 20,  “Snow Job – Working for Science in Antarctica” Karen Joyce. Fort Collins Main Public Library, 201 Peterson St. 

 

2011

  • Monday, Sept. 26, “A changing world and its effects on top level predators: Lessons to be learned from an Antarctic predator; the Weddell seal” by Shane B. Kanatous, Department of Biology, Colorado State University, 7PM, Everyday Joe’s. 
  • Thursday, Oct. 27, “Climate change and soil animals: What very large changes on very small organisms can tell us about the future of Antarctica” by Zachary A. Sylvain, Department of Biology, Colorado State University, 7PM, Fort Collins Main Public Library. 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16, “The second race for the Pole: Changing cultures of Antarctic exploration in the 1940s and 1950s” by Adrian Howkins, Department of History, Colorado State University, 7PM, Everyday Joe’s. 

 

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