Expert to localize issue of global warming
Great Lakes Lecture Series to host associate professor of zoology
Increased attention is being directed towards the issue of global warming and Steven K. Hamilton, Ph.D., associate professor of zoology at W. K. Kellogg Biological Station at Michigan State University, will localize the hot topic in a presentation entitled, “Global Warming and the Great Lakes: The Impact of Climate Change on Northeast Ohio,” March 22 from 7:30-9 p.m. at Lake Erie College in the Austin Science Building-Conant Auditorium.
The discussion will focus on the threat of climate change that poses a significant challenge to the Great Lakes and other fresh water resources. Hamilton will discuss scientific evidence for climate change, the impact of projected changes on our local water resources and the scientifically-grounded steps necessary to meet these challenges.
Hamilton’s principal research interests involve ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry, with particular attention to aquatic environments and the movement of water through landscapes. He is currently studying various aspects of aquatic ecosystems in southern Michigan, including wetlands, streams, lakes and watersheds. He has also worked on tropical ecosystems in South America and dry land river ecosystems in Australia.
The discussion, which is part of the Great Lakes Lecture Series, sponsored by Lake Erie College, Lakeland Community College and Lake Hospital Systems, is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required, but seating is limited. For more information about this lecture and other presentations planned, visit www.lakelandcc.edu/glls or call Jennifer Forster, Ph.D., at 440-525-7199.