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The Ann Arbor Science & Skeptics is having a meet-up on Saturday, November 15th from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the Classic Cup Cafe. Our special guest will be Dr. Rose Cory, Assistant Professor of Aquatic Geochemistry in the Earth and Environmental Sciences department at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Cory’s research is on the chemistry of naturally occurring dissolved organic matter (DOM) in freshwaters. DOM is responsible for water color, the amount of photosynthesis that occurs in water, and sustaining life because it is the source of energy for bacterial respiration.
Dr. Cory was featured in an article about her recently published paper that concluded sunlight is a dominant influencer of microbial activity in thawing permafrost. This has implications on the issue of climate change since one of the most potent greenhouse gases is methane which a large part of is sequestered in permafrost regions.
The first part of the event will be for general socializing and ordering refreshments. After which, there will be some announcements, and then we’ll start the discussion at approximately 4:30pm.
There is no cost to attend but donations to cover the guest speaker’s meal and beverages, as well as general group expenses are appreciated.
If interested in attending, please RSVP here.
Have some time to kill before the meet-up? Check out the Great Lakes Zoological Society’s “A World of Discovery” located just down the road from our get-together venue. There is $1 off coupon located on our website.