Jan 28: The future of coral reef islands in the Pacific

Join the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science for a Coastal and Marine Science and Management Seminar Series event with coastal geomorphologist Murray Ford, who researches the impacts of sea-level rise on low-lying atoll islands in the Pacific. Ford's work combines remote sensing with geological and laboratory approaches to better understand the formation and evolution of atoll islands and the impacts of coastal hazards on local communities.

In this Jan. 28 talk, set for noon MST, Ford will present results of remote sensing, geochronological, and physical modeling studies that investigated island formation and dynamics. The future persistence of atoll islands is discussed in light of projected changes in sea level and adaptation within atoll settings.

Join via Zoom Thursday, January 28 at noon MST; password: 61504.