Forty Years of Change: a seabird responds to a melting Arctic
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm (EDT)
The ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series brings some of the leading Arctic researchers to Washington, D.C. to share in person and via webinar the latest findings and what they mean for decision-making. The seminars are open, and will be of interest to Federal agency officials, Congressional staff, NGOs, associations, researchers, and the public.
To register please visit: https://www.arcus.org/research-seminar-series
Registration is required for the live seminar as well as the webinar. We will be using the Adobe Connect platform for the webinar. Once you register for the webinar, you will receive a confirmation email giving you the link and directions on how to join.
George Divoky is the is the founder of Friends of Cooper Island and serves as its director. He has studied seabirds in arctic Alaska since 1970 and has participated in studies and assessments related to oil and gas development and regional climate change. Since 1975 he has maintained a continuing study of Black Guillemots on Cooper Island, Alaska, in the western Beaufort Sea. The study is one of the longest longitudinal bird studies in the Arctic and its findings on the consequences of decadal-scale reductions in snow and sea ice provide some of the best examples of the biological consequences of climate change.
Divoky’s research was featured in a cover story in the New York Times Magazine entitled “George Divoky’s Planet,” in the Scientific American Frontiers program “Hot Times in Alaska” and on ABC Nightly News and Nightline. He was a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman and his work and findings were featured in a play about climate change, Greenland, presented at the Royal National Theatre in London in 2011.