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New perspectives in the Polar Sciences

APECS International Online Conference
Conference Date: 16 March 2015 (09:00 GMT to 22:05 GMT)
Event Format: Online conference (webinar)

APECS webinar organizers announce registration for audience members to participate in our International Online Conference, “New Perspectives in the Polar Sciences,” which is scheduled for 16 March 2015 (09:00 GMT to 22:05 GMT):

Please register for New Perspectives in the Polar Sciences on Mar 16, 2015 9:00 AM GMT at: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9104074290012167682

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This conference will engage scientific dialogues between early career scientists from multiple disciplines and backgrounds on new research perspectives in their field of research. With increased attention on the changing polar environment and the future challenges this will bring, this conference aims to convey the broad range of new research currently being conducted internationally. Guest speakers include Prof. Pete Convey from the British Antarctic Survey, UK, who will be discussing new research on the evolution and adaptation of Antarctic terrestrial biota and the implications of this for future management and conservation; and Prof. John Smellie from the University of Leicester, UK, will be discussing new methodological applications of glaciovolcanism that are able to better reconstruct the evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, the largest ice mass in the world. The full conference programme is given below: 

The detailed conference programme including all abstracts can be downloaded here.

 

APECS Online International Conference

New Perspectives in the Polar Sciences

 

SESSION ONE

09:00-09:05 GMT: Session One Conference Introduction

SESSION: CULTURAL, POLICY, EDUCATION & HISTORY

09:05-09:20 GMT: Antarctica in Advertising: Media Representations of the South

Presenter: Hanne Nielsen, Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania, Australia

SESSION: GEOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT & TERRESTRIAL CRYOSPHERE

09:20-09:35 GMT: Spatial and temporal variations of total mercury in Antarctic snow along the transect from Zhongshan Station to Dome A

Presenter: Chuanjin Li, State Key Lab of Cryospheric Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

09:35-09:50 GMT: GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) research on Livingston Island, Antarctica

Presenter: Asparuh Kamburov, University of Mining and Geology, Bulgaria

09:50-10:05 GMT: Persistent organic pollutants’ release from a glacier in the context of changing melt and snowfall

Presenter: Krystyna Koziol, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

SESSION: OCEANOGRAPHY & SEA ICE

10:05-10:20 GMT: The Polar Regions: Ideal Test Beds for Data Assimilation

Presenter: François Massonnet, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium and Catalan Institute for Climate Sciences, Spain

SESSION: TERRESTRIAL & MARINE BIOLOGY

10:20-10:35 GMT: Vegetation Extraction in Antarctica Using Remote Sensing

Presenter: Chayanika Devi,National Center For Antarctica And Ocean Research, Goa, India

10:35-10:50 GMT: Boreal Shrub Growth Response to Fertilization, Herbivory and Climate near Kluane Lake, Yukon

Presenter: Meagan Grabowski, University of British Columbia, Canada

10:50-11:05 GMT: Effects of iron and light co-limitation on Southern Ocean phytoplankton

Presenter: Raissa Philibert, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

11:05-11:20 GMT: Insights into trophic ecology of the Antarctic silverfish (Pleuragramma antarctica) in Antarctic coastal ecosystems

Presenter: Erica Carlig, ISMAR-CNR U.O.S. Genoa and University of Siena, Italy

SESSION: CULTURAL, POLICY, EDUCATION & HISTORY

11:20-11:35 GMT: Web conferences: interaction with Antarctic researchers from anywhere

Presenter: Adriana Keiko Nishida, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil, and Universidade Aberta do Brasil, Brazil

SESSION: GUEST SPEAKER

11:35-12:15 GMT: How do you mix biology and ice ages in the Antarctic?

Presenter: Prof. Pete Convey, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK

12:15-12:20 GMT: CONCLUDING SESSION ONE & THANKING PRESENTERS

 

SESSION TWO

18:55-19:00 GMT: Session Two Conference Introduction

SESSION: GUEST SPEAKER

19:00-19:45 GMT: Volcanoes and reconstructing the Antarctic Ice Sheet – the myth of an irreversible step-change in thermal regime

Presenter: Prof. John Smellie, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

SESSION: TERRESTRIAL & MARINE BIOLOGY

19:45-20:00 GMT: Walrus and bearded seals go with the floe

Presenter: Olivia Lee, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA

20:00-20:15 GMT: Ecology of arrow worms in the Arctic – are they really the “tigers of the plankton”?

Presenter: Jordan Grigor, Takuvik Joint International Laboratory, Université Laval (Canada) - CNRS (France) and Québec-Océan, Université Laval, Québec, Canada      

20:15-20:30 GMT: Spatial distribution of the macrobenthos at the Mackellar Inlet, King George Island: Explanations integrating the systematic and trophic grouping approaches

Presenter: Bernabé Moreno, Cientifica del Sur University, Lima, Peru

20:30-20:45 GMT: Automatic zooplankton species identification for the greater North Water Polynya region

Presenter: Moritz S. Schmid, Takuvik Joint International Laboratory, Université Laval (Canada) - CNRS (France) and Québec-Océan, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

20:45-21:00 GMT: Forecasting the habitat suitability of high risk invasive species in the Canadian Arctic

Presenter: Jesica Goldsmit, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (UQAR/ISMER), Quebec, Canada

SESSION: CULTURAL, POLICY, EDUCATION & HISTORY

21:00-21:15 GMT: From Winds to Sea Ice: A Historical Perspective on Global Climate

Presenter: Julianne Yip, McGill University, Quebec, Canada

21:15-21:30 GMT: Brazilian initiative to psychological interventions in Antarctica

Presenter: Paola Barros-Delben, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

21:30-21:45 GMT: Exploration of Utility and Expansion of Indigenous Knowledge within the Seasonal Ice Zone Observing Network (SIZONet) Local Observation Program Database: Pilot in Barrow, Alaska of the North Slope Borough

Presenter: Irene Holak, Antioch University New England, New Hampshire, USA

21:45-22:00 GMT: To the Extremes! A Teacher Research Experience Program in the Polar Regions

Presenter: Sarah Bartholow, Arctic Research Consortium of the US (ARCUS), Fairbanks, USA

22:00-22:05 GMT: CONCLUDING SESSION TWO & THANKING PRESENTERS

For more information and enquiries about the conference, please email Rachel Downey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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