PENGUINS, PLANTS & PEOPLE GETTING TO THE CORE OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE FALKLAND ISLANDS – CROWD FUND REQUEST
The Falklands Islands are a biodiversity hotspot in the South Atlantic, home to some of the most important penguin rookeries in the world. The local economy relies on a delicate balance between eco-tourism, fishing, and sheep grazing that 05 be threatened with climate change, sea level rise, and off-shore oil drilling. The Paleoecology Lab at the University of Maine is raising funds to support climate change research in the Falkland Islands in December. The team, led by Dr. Jacquelyn Gill and grad students Dulcinea Groff and Kit Hamley, will be collecting sediment core records to reconstruct the last 20,000 years of climate and ecological change on the islands, to understand the vulnerability of Falklands ecosystems in a warming world.
I am thrilled to announce the launch of our Experiment.com campaign to crowd-fund upcoming research to the Falkland Islands in December. This initiative is led by two of my graduate students, Dulcinea Groff (PhD in EES and IGERT student) and Kit Hamley (MS in Quaternary Studies and CCI Fellow).
We have 35 days to raise $10,000, and we need your help. Please feel free to share this widely with your colleagues and contacts who 05 be interested learning more about what we’re up to in the Institute. You can check out our project page, which includes a video explaining Dulcinea and Kit’s project, here:
Many thanks for your time, and apologies for cross-posting! Jacquelyn Gill