UAS Evening at Egan Lecture Examines the Science of Blue Carbon in the Marine Environment, November 15 with Dr. Heidi Pearson
The goal of her project was to connect Arctic regions through blue carbon science, communication, and policy.
Date of Press Release: November 11, 2019
The annual fall lecture series Evening at Egan continues Friday, November 15 at the University of Alaska Southeast Auke Lake campus with UAS Associate Professor of Marine Biology Dr. Heidi Pearson. As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Pearson worked with the UN Environmental/GRID-Arendal in Norway, Iceland, and the United Arab Emirates. The goal of her project was to connect Arctic regions through blue carbon science, communication, and policy. Her presentation, “Making Science Matter: Communicating the Science of Blue Carbon” will be presented in a travelogue style.
Dr. Pearson says, “Blue carbon refers to the natural mechanisms through which the marine environment can store carbon. There is increasing global recognition of blue carbon as a potential strategy for climate change mitigation.”
Dr. Pearson earned her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University where she double-majored in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, as well as Biology. An Associate Professor of Marine Biology at UAS, she teaches courses on Marine Mammalogy, Ornithology, and Herpetology, as well as Marine and Coastal Ecology, among others. In addition to working with the Department of Natural Sciences at UAS, she is jointly appointed to the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She heads the Behavioral Research and Ecosystem Health (BREACH) lab that researches the behavior and ecology of marine mammals, and their role in maintaining healthy ecosystems.
All Evening at Egan lectures are scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Egan Library and live-streamed on the UAS YouTube channel. View the full schedule for the lectures series. Presentations can be watched live or recorded on the UAS YouTube channel.
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