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Environmental seminar to focus on rainforest, global warming

Dr. Catherine Cardelus, assistant professor of biology at Colgate University, will present the next talk in the fall Environmental Studies Seminar series at Alfred University with a discussion titled, “Look up! The Impact of Global Warming on the Rainforest Canopy.” The lecture will take place on Friday, Nov. 20, at 12:20 p.m. in Roon Lecture Hall (room 247), the Science Center, on the AU Campus.

Cardelus earned a bachelor of arts degree from Barnard College, Columbia University, in ancient Greek language and biology, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. She did post-doctoral work at the University of Florida.

Cardelus has worked in the tropics, Alaska, and in the Northeast in the fields of biology and environmental studies.

The Environmental Studies Seminar series is held every Friday during the fall semester when the University is in session. All the lectures are free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Division of Environmental Studies within Alfred University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the series brings a range of speakers to the campus, including scientists, activists, and policy-makers, with the mission to better understand our environment and what we can do to better sustain our world.