Friday, 14 May 2021

Cafe Scientifique Henley

CAFÉ Scientifique Henley presents “The wonderful world of plankton and what it can tell us about the Earth’s past”.

Plankton (floating microscopic organisms) exists in a variety of forms and several groups have left a long fossil record.

Professor Bridget Wade will talk about the main groups of plankton, how we can study their fossil record and what they can reveal about the oceans.

She is a micropalaeontologist at University College London who studies microscopic fossils and their chemistry.

Her current research focuses on using microfossils to reconstruct past sea surface temperatures and evolutionary patterns.

Her research has involved fieldwork in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean/Gulf of Mexico and oceanic expeditions in the Pacific and Indian oceans.

The Zoom talk is on Wednesday, March 17 at 7.30pm. You can log in from 7.15pm and the talk will be followed by a break at 8.15pm and questions and answers at 8.30pm.

During the talk please mute your device and turn off video so no background interference spoils the session.

To ask a question, please use the “chat” icon. We usually answer all questions in the order they are presented. From 6.45pm to 7.15pm, we can leave mics and videos on if you wish to talk to the audience or someone specifically.

At the end I will unmute all so we can applaud if you wish.

If you wish to run a dummy test logging in before the day of the talk then let me know when you register.

For more information, visit http://cafescientifique.

David Dickie

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