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Four Penn State Researchers To Join Climate Change Panel October 28

Four Penn State researchers will be involved in a discussion titled “Communicating Climate in a Complex World” on October 28.

Iliana Baums, Kristina Douglass, Michael Mann, and Jessica Myrick will join David Malakoff and Nancy Baron in the event, which is set to begin virtually at 3:30 p.m. The panel will feature an in-depth discussion on climate change and a conversation on specific research with journalists and other audiences.

The four Penn State panelists bring a wealth of experience to the discussion.

Baums is an evolutionary ecologist, with a focus on marine evolution. Her work revolves around the conservation of coral reefs, recently “applying molecular tools to answer fundamental questions about marine evolution.”

Douglass is an archaeologist who specializes in researching the relationship between humans and the environment. Douglass is also an assistant professor of anthropology at Penn State.

Mann is a distinguished professor of atmospheric science. He has researched the influences humans have on the climate in response ton geophysical and ecological systems. Mann is also the director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State.

Myrick will give a different perspective to the panel. As an associate professor of media studies, she examines the attitude of the general population in response to scientific messaged about the environment.

The climate panel will be free for the general public to join virtually. However, those who wish to attend must register beforehand.

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