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Please join the UNC Department of Geological Sciences for the following presentation on Thursday, January 19th. A reception will begin at 3:30pm, with a talk following at 4pm in Mitchell 005.
Brian McAdoo, Yale University
Man-Made Natural Disasters and the Role of Geoscience
Currently Dr. McAdoo is a Professor of Environmental Studies at Yale-NUS College. He was also on the faculty at Vassar College before moving to Yale (he is currently based in Singapore) so he has worked in a variety of environments. Much of his work has focused on tsunamis and tsunami impacts (a short sampling of his academic papers appears below).
- “A 1,000-year sediment record of tsunami recurrence in northern Sumatra”
- “Hurricane Katrina storm surge distribution and field observations on the Mississippi Barrier Islands”
- “Extreme runup from the 17 July 2006 Java tsunami”
- “Hillslope evolution by bedrock landslides”
Working with New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia — the five members of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) — the Environmental Law Institute prepared a detailed assessment of methods to identify, conserve, and restore wetlands for protection of communities and ecosystems in the face of rapid climate change. The webinar will examine the tools and approaches available, and panelists will focus on use of science in designing priority systems for wetland restoration and conservation in climate adaptation focusing on practical and innovative Maryland and New York area examples.
Rebecca Kihslinger, Science and Policy Analyst, ELI (moderator)
Jim McElfish, Senior Attorney, ELI
Dr. Nicole Maher, Senior Coastal Scientist, The Nature Conservancy (NY)
Kelly Collins Choi, Chesapeake and Coastal Service, Maryland DNR
Date/Time: Jan. 24, 2017, 1:00pm-2:30 pm (ET)
- Shamar Bibbins, Program Officer for Environment at The Kresge Foundation
- Denise Fairchild, President of Emerald Cities Collaborative
- Bob Gough, Cultural Ecologist and Attorney
- Lara Hansen, Chief Scientist and Executive Director of EcoAdapt
- Michael McCormick, Senior Planner in the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research