Antarctic Lecture: Jessie Creamean “A view from the Arctic Ocean: Lessons for Antarctica?”
February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jessie Creamean- Research Scientist, Colorado State University
The Arctic Ocean has a diverse and dynamic ecosystem within the sea water and ice pack. Interactions between microorganisms living in the ocean, ice, and atmosphere are highly sensitive to the rapidly evolving climate, but still poorly understood for both of Earth’s polar regions. Dr. Creamean’s research focuses on a small but significant piece of the Arctice climate system puzzle: how biology in the sea ice, snow, and ocean impact Arctic clouds. She will discuss her research and life experiences spent during her recent arctic icebreaker expeditions, her future plans for biology-atmosphere-climate polar research, and how information gleaned from the Arctic can be useful for understanding similar processes in the Antarctic.