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Arctic marine mammals & human communities in Greenland (Bainbridge Island)

When: 6 Nov 2018, 8 p.m.
Where: Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Who: Dr. Kristin Laidre, UW.

“Dear OMS Subscribers,
Please join us on November 6th at 8:00 pm and meet Dr. Kristin Laidre, UW.
 “Talk Title: Arctic marine mammals and human communities in Greenland
Talk Summary: Dr. Laidre will cover the biology and ecology of marine mammals (seals, whales and polar bears) that inhabit the icy waters of Greenland based on nearly two decades of field research. She will cover how these species are important for indigenous communities and discuss the observed and expected impacts of climate change.

Bio: Dr. Kristin Laidre is a Principal Scientist at the Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington working on problems of applied animal ecology in the Arctic. Kristin’s research is focused on broad questions about Arctic marine mammals. Her research is field-based, largely empirical, and focuses on using quantitative data on individual movements, foraging behavior, and life history to unite behavioral, population, and evolutionary ecology. She has participated in over 40 field expeditions in Greenland and authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 3 books on high-latitude marine mammals. Kristin is broadly involved in science communication outside of the university, including local high schools, elementary schools, museums, and community centers. She also takes creative approaches to science communication and outreach, often partnering with artists.

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Source: November 2018 Open Mic Science Newsletter