main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. (map)
Donna Patterson-Fraser, a long-term Antarctic ecological researcher will talk about her many years of studying the Giant Petrels; including the local ecology, touching on the global issues involved (climate change, fishing, etc.), and relating her experiences working with a notoriously difficult species.
After her talk, Robert Farrell, the Palmer Research Station Manager will give a brief overview of his research and working at Palmer Station (the primary US research facility in Antarctica), particularly addressing how interested students can apply to work and research in Antarctica. Both will stay afterwards to answer questions.