MES Lecture Series: The Solution to Pollution Is Dilution. Or Is it?
Environmental Studies are more valuable than ever. Join MES Program Director, Yvette Bordeaux, and special guest speakers for a lecture series on environmental issues.
The oceans have been a convenient dumping ground for humans for thousands of years, but plastic has only been a part of the waste stream since the 1950s. Where does it go? Some of it ends up as an island of plastic the size of Rhode Island floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. What is being done to address this growing international problem?
At the close of the lecture, Dr. Bordeaux will discuss how the Master of Environmental Studies can provide the tools to address these and other environmental issues in the future.
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Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall
University of Pennsylvania
3417 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Yvette Bordeaux is Director of the Professional Master’s Programs in Earth and Environmental Science. A graduate of the University of Rochester, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. A paleontologist, Dr. Bordeaux eschews dinosaurs and other large vertebrates for the fossils of much smaller creatures who can indicate how the environment has changed over time. Her early research focused on the burrows formed by invertebrate worms in Lower Devonian outcrops of eastern New York State. These days, she studies epibionts, specifically the fossils of organisms that lived on the shells of brachiopods dating from the Middle Devonian of New York State. More>
- Wednesday, Oct 13th 2010
- Tuesday, Nov 9th 2010