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Reflections in the Ice: Discovery and Demise in Antarctica 1820-2020

September 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join the Stonington Historical Society this fall for a three-part lecture series commemorating the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica. In September, we will be joined by Dr. James McClintock, Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research has been funded continuously over the past 25 years by the National Science Foundation and focuses on aspects of marine invertebrate nutrition, reproduction, and primarily, Antarctic marine chemical ecology. His research has grown to include studies of the impacts of rapid climate change and ocean acidification on Antarctic marine algae and invertebrates.

He has published more than 290 scientific publications, edited and written books, and been invited to make numerous scientific and popular science presentations. His research has been featured in a variety of media outlets including the NPR’s Diane Rehm Show and “On Point” with Tom Ashbrook, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discover, Scientific American, CNN, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and The Weather Channel. He has served on National Academy of Sciences workshops on Climate Change and Polar Ecosystems. His book, Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land (Palgrave/MacMillan), has garnered considerable national and international praise.

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This event is free to the public thanks to support from the Chelsea Groton Foundation. To make a donation to the Historical Society, please click here.

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September 16, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Stonington Historical Society