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Teale Lecture: Dr. John England, University of Alberta

Thursday, October 25, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

In the Footsteps of Late 19th Century Explorers: Reconstructing Environmental Change Across the Canadian High Arctic

Dr. John England, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta

Dr. England’s scientific contributions result from 50 years of fieldwork across Canada's Arctic Archipelago documenting the nature of environmental change spanning Ice Age to present. His presentation will highlight this research, including the history of ancient ice sheets, sea ice and sea level that place dramatic modern changes of the Arctic environment in a necessary, long-term perspective. He will also include a reflection on how one’s career in science brings personal discoveries that infuse one’s contributions with a much deeper meaning and sense of reward. The lecture is intended to not only convey the excitement and importance of the science but also to promote public awareness of the precious heritage of the Arctic landscape.

John England is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta. He proposed, and was instrumental in, the creation of Canada's northernmost National Park, Quttinirpaaq, Ellesmere Island. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2012 in recognition of his dedication to Arctic science, public outreach and education. He has supervised more than 30 graduate students in Arctic research that continue prominent Arctic careers. In addition to all the science, Dr. England has amassed even more cherished stories of discoveries and adventures while living in remote camps of two or three people – an unsung Canadian heritage to be included in his talk.

Presented by UConn’s Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series-–bringing leading scholars and scientists to the University of Connecticut to present public lectures on nature and the environment. Teale lecture Series 2018-2019 Schedule: https://cese.uconn.edu/the-edwin-way-teale-lecture-series/

Sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Research, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Graduate School, School of Engineering, School of Fine Arts, School of Law, Atmospheric Sciences Group, Center for Conservation and Biodiversity, Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering, Center of Biological Risk, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation, Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, Connecticut Sea Grant Program, Environmental Sciences Program, Environmental Studies Program, Geosciences Program, Human Rights Institute, Humanities Institute, Office of Environmental Policy, and UConn Library, as well as by Departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Economics, English, Geography, History, Natural Resources & the Environment, Political Science, and Physics.

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