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Climate Change in the Arctic

November 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Climate change greatly impacts the Arctic region, with temperature increases in this region occurring twice as fast as compared to the global average. Under this rapid warming the sea ice melts, leading to alterations in the entire ecosystem. Loss of sea ice has caused habitat loss for many species, such as polar bears and ice-adapted seals. At the same time, sub-Arctic species that generally avoid ice are taking advantage of longer periods of open water and are expanding their habitat range to Arctic regions. Movements of both prey and predators could alter the dynamics of the Arctic food-webs, with possible health concerns not only to marine predators but also to indigenous communities that harvest for subsistence.

Sara Pedro is a PhD student in the Natural Resources and the Environment Department at the University of Connecticut. She is originally from Portugal and came to the United States about three years ago for her PhD. She is fascinated with the Arctic and Antarctic regions and all things polar.

Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged.
Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted.

For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or jasper.sha@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin


November 6, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Goodwin Forest Conservation Center
860 455-9534


Goodwin Forest Conservation Center
23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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860 455-9534