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Alumni Online Lecture Series

Geography Alumni Grand Challenges Lecture 2017 at the RGS

The Department of Geography is delighted to announce a series of upcoming lectures from current members of staff, showcasing some of the exciting research that is happening within the department. The talks will last approximately 1 hour, with time for questions and discussion, and will be delivered online. They will also be recorded, so if you can’t make the live event, you can catch up at your leisure.

Scheduled speakers for 2021/22:

  • 16 June 2021: Dr Noam Leshem, on journeys through No Man’s Land
  • 3 November 2021: Prof Erin McClymont, on how Antarctic sea ice ecosystems respond to climate change
  • April 2022: Dr Simon Engelhart, on evidence for earthquakes and sea-level change in the northwestern USA
  • November 2022: Prof Louise Amoore, on how algorithms shape our lives

Full details will be posted in due course on the website and on our department Twitter pages and alumni Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

We look forward to seeing you online!

An Evening with Professor Erin McClymont

Wednesday 3 November 2021 7pm (UK GMT)

Professor McClymont will be talking about her research on how Antarctic sea ice ecosystems respond to climate change.

Erin McClymont ad Research images


Antarctic sea ice is important for our climate system, and for the unique ecosystems it supports. But it is a challenging environment to observe and to model, which limits our confidence in future sea ice projections in a warming climate. This talk will outline a novel way of understanding Antarctic sea ice ecosystems in the past: using the regurgitated stomach contents of snow petrels, which nest above the ice sheet but feed in the sea-ice pack. Using modern observations of snow petrels and combining those insights with our new records of snow petrel diet over tens of thousands of years, sea ice ecosystem responses to climate change will be examined.

If you would like to attend the lecture by Professor Erin McClymont, please complete the form via the link below and we will email you a link to the talk and further instructions.

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Past Alumni Lectures

Our online alumni lectures have been recorded and are available to view on YouTube.

An evening with Dr Noam Leshem 16 June 2021

Portraits of No Man’s Land: Journeys into life on the edge
Dr Noam Lesham