Public Event

Corals and Climate Change: Life after Death on a Remote Pacific Reef
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory
Urbana (View Map)

Kim Cobb
Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology

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.

Hosted by: Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment

In conjunction with: Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for Global Studies, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Geology, Department of Plant Biology, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, School of Earth, Society and Environment, School of Integrative Biology, Spurlock Museum