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Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Location
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum; 600 South Gregory; Urbana IL
Date
Apr 20, 2017   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Kim Cobb; Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
Cost
Free and Open to the Public
E-Mail
cas@cas.illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6729
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Corals and Climate Change: Life after Death on a Remote Pacific Reef

In this talk, Professor Kim Cobb will share her experiences from recent field expeditions to Kiritimati Island, exposing the extreme coral bleaching effects of the largest El Niño event ever recorded in the winter of 2015-16. Cobb's research on corals illustrates how climate change is contributing to severe coral bleaching and mortality, and begins to describe what life after death looks like for a coral reef.

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