Part of UAS International Polar Year Lecture Series
A principle investigator on the US National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research Program in Antarctica gave a presentation at the UAS Egan Lecture Hall, Thursday May 15, 7 p.m. as part of the UAS International Polar Year Lecture Series. Diane McKnight is an Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. McKnight showed images from Antarctica, including Cape Royds and the Dry Valleys which were explored by Scott and Shackleton, and discussed her research on ecosystem responses to the interacting effects of the ozone hole and climate change. She signed copies of her children’s book, The Lost Seal, which describes the first documented encounter with a live seal in the remote McMurdo DryValleys of Antarctica.