The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences kicks off its fall 2012 Science and Nature Speaker Series at the Cornwall Public Library on Wednesday with featured speaker Paul Hamilton from the Canadian Museum of Nature.
Clues about our past are all around us, and Hamilton’s talk “Using the environment to decipher clues to our past and our future” will reveal what these clues are saying.
Hamilton will explain how, with things like more detailed studies by researchers and more powerful multivariate statistics, we are now better able to evaluate the recent past with respect to environmental changes. His talk will explore a variety of applications using microfossils as indicators of environmental change.
Hamilton’s research has been focused on freshwater microscopic biodiversity and paleo-climate reconstructions using microscopic organisms as climate proxies. He is currently working on freshwater biodiversity projects in North America, Bolivia, southern India and Indonesia and has just initiated a non-point source pollution reclamation study in south Central China.
Hamilton's event begins at 7 p.m. Space is limited so RSVP at 613-936-6620 to confirm a seat.
The Science and Nature Speaker Series is hosted by the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences and the Cornwall Public Library, and funded entirely by sponsorships and community donations.