BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

October 10, 2005
Spacer

  Monitor Logo
A weekly publication for the BGSU community

Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson
Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson

Expert on ancient ice to discuss global climate change

Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson, whose studies of ancient ice worldwide have advanced the understanding of global climate change, will discuss his work at BGSU next week.

The University's second McMaster Visiting Scientist, he will speak on “Rapid Climate Change in the Earth System: Past, Present and Future” at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 in 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. His talk is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

Thompson, a Distinguished University Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio State University and a research scientist at OSU’s Byrd Polar Research Center, has moved the study of ice core paleoclimatology from the polar ice fields to the highest tropical and subtropical ice fields. His research provides an insight into natural climate change, ultimately making it possible to assess the effects of human beings on the earth's climate, something which has been a source of heated debate among researchers for many years.

His work has resulted in major revisions in the field of paleoclimatology, in particular showing that tropical regions have undergone significant climate changes, countering a previous view that the higher latitudes dominate climate change.

[READ MORE]

Spacer

Spacer Spacer
More News

Services marketing is focus of Dwayne Gremler Fulbright award
Dr. Dwayne Gremler will be sharing his expertise in services marketing with faculty and students at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands next spring as the recipient of a lecturing award from the Fulbright Scholar Program.
[READ MORE]

Verify your name and address in BGSU system
With the University’s recent changeover to the integrated PeopleSoft data system, it has become vital for Human Resources to have employees’ correct names and addresses.
[READ MORE]

Nurses are focus of incivility study by BGSU doctoral student
Next week in Cincinnati, Ashley Guidroz, a Ph.D. candidate in industrial-organizational psychology, will present findings from her study of incivility among nurses.
[READ MORE]

‘Color of Water’ author to speak at Firelands’ All-College Book celebration
James McBride, an award-winning writer, composer and saxophonist, will speak at two keynote events on Oct. 19 during the BGSU Firelands All-College Book series.
[READ MORE]

Expert on ancient ice to discuss global climate change
Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson will discuss his research into climate change Oct. 18 as the 2005 Harold McMaster Visiting Scientist.
[READ MORE]

Two weeks left in BG Gives Back charitable campaign
[READ MORE]