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Disappearing Islands:
The Future of Coral Reef Islands in the Pacific

Murray Ford

  • Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Join us for a Coastal and Marine Science and Management Seminar Series event, hosted by the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science.

Murray Ford is a coastal geomorphologist who researches the impacts of sea-level rise on low-lying atoll islands in the Pacific. His 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 talk, 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 us via Zoom; password: 61504

Thursday, January 28, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.