GEMS of Hull: Geology, Environment, Marine Science and Us Series 2: 'From Hull to South Georgia: the Antarctic from the heroic age of adventure to the present-day'
Speaker: Dr Cath Waller, Lecturer, School of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Dr Waller’s talk will explore the Antarctic from the heroic age of adventure to her very pertinent present-day research into the impact and threat of microplastics. There may even be arctic critters for you to see!
Dr Waller developed a passion for marine biology after learning to dive. Her work is mainly on or around the Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc Islands. This is one of the fastest warming places on the planet and little is known about what is going to happen to the plants and animals that live there.
She is interested in how changes in environmental conditions and increasing human activity will affect the native species and how non-native species may alter the ecosystems.
Cost: Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required in order to guarantee a place and to enable us to ensure we have an adequately sized room booked for the session. For more information and to book online, please click here.