From the frozen Antarctic to the scorching tropics
Learn what it takes to prepare for and conduct an Antarctic research expedition. Presented by Professor Atsuhiro Muto, who is part of the largest-ever United States-United Kingdom collaborative scientific field campaign to investigate the forces that could eventually collapse the massive Thwaites Glacier in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The Thwaites already accounts for 4 percent of global sea-level rise, so scientists seek to understand how the glacier could potentially disappear in the next several decades or centuries.
Explore how one scientist works to identify species decline in the tropics. Professor Jocelyn Behm will offer a first-hand account of conducting biodiversity conservation research on threatened species in tropical locations including central America, southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Caribbean. Behm, a principal investigator at Temple University's iEcoLab research center, is a biologist who studies the mechanisms that cause species decline and the solutions that reduce future declines using a mix of field surveys, lab and field experiments, and modeling.