We are very pleased to welcome Professor John Smol (OC, PhD, FRSC, Professor in Biology) and Chris Grooms from the Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab, Queen’s University, Canada. They will be visiting Jamaica next week and we will be discussing collaboration on various research projects relating to long-term environmental change in Jamaica.
As part of their visit, Prof Smol will be delivering a lecture at The University of the West Indies, Mona, entitled:
“The past matters: Using lake sediments to study the environmental effects of multiple stressors”
Location: Department of Geography and Geology, Lab 2
Date: Thursday 19th February 2015, 1pm
The lecture will provide fascinating insights into many of the hidden environmental secrets locked within lake sediment records. This will include discussion on (1) how seabirds may act as biovectors to transport nutrients and contaminants from marine environments back to terrestrial ecosystems, and (2) how paleolimnological approaches can be used to study the frequency and ecological effects of past marine flooding events on coastal ecosystems.
All are very welcome to attend, refreshments provided!