Los Alamos Women in Science
Northern Chapter of the New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering
sponsored by the
Synergy Center
Wednesday, October 8
Bldg 1, Los Alamos Research Park
Synergy Center Conference Room, 3rd flr
Talk at 12:00

Laura Marsh, RRES-ECO, LANL
What is Global Climate Change?

This talk is a brief overview of climate change today. It in no way covers every topic, but rather highlights issues that fall under the media buzzword "global warming". Among the topics covered will be "contrails" (condensation trails from jet airplanes) and cloud formation, deforestation and greenhouse gasses, and whale hunting and algae blooms -- emphasizing how man's activities affect the natural mechanisms which determine climatic balance. After learning about climate change you will no longer feel it is silly to "just talk about the weather": it is certainly one of the most important current topics for people all over the world.

Biography:   Dr. Marsh has worked since 1981 in the Old and New World tropics doing research and education programs. She has studied several species of primates in the wild and captivity, as well as many other species such as plants, butterflies, harriers, cheetahs, bats, and jaguars. Her dissertation fieldwork was conducted in Belize on the Central American black howler monkey and tropical forest fragmentation. She currently works as a technical staff member in the Ecology Group for Los Alamos National Laboratory, as a Wetlands Specialist, the chair of the Wetlands Working Group, and chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. She is the Outreach chair for her group as well as the Student Coordinator. In addition, she worked for 3 years as the Science Programs Specialist for the Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Education Program. She continues to conduct workshops for teachers and communities in situ, and developed educational materials for the North Slope of Alaska (Barrow, Atqasuk), Tropical Western Pacific (Papua New Guniea, Republic of Nauru), and Southern Great Plains (Oklahoma, Kansas). She recently edited and wrote a volume called, "Primates in Fragments: Ecology and Conservation" published this year by Klewer/Plenum Scientific. In her spare time she writes stories for children.

Members and Nonmembers Welcome!
Open to the Public

The room is reserved from 11:30 to 1:30 so people to can get together and network before and/or after the talk. Bring your lunch or pick up something at the Hot Rocks Java Cafe on the 2nd floor. You are welcome to come early, late, or for just the talk at noon, and questions are encouraged!

LunchTalk Location

Synergy Center Conference Room, 3rd floor, Bldg 1,
Los Alamos Research Park, 4200 West Jemez Road.

Use of the conference room was donated by the Synergy Center, an "economic development incubator" located in the Los Alamos Research Park with the goal of promoting development of R&D and technology business activities. Contact Monica McCoy at 661-4807 for more information on the Synergy Center.

You need a parking pass to park at the Research Park!

To get a parking permit in advance, you need to email or call Aurelia Sisneros, aurelia@losalamos.org, 663-5001, to get a numbered copy for yourself. To get a parking permit when you arrive for the LunchTalk, park in the (15 minute?) parking area just in front of the door to the Research Park building, run up to the 3rd floor where Aurelia (at the front desk in Synergy Center) or I will have permits available, then go back to your car and park it in a longer term spot, and return to the 3rd floor for the LunchTalk. Apologies for the inconvenience - the Research Park is working on improving the procedure to facilitate parking for legitimate purposes while still protecting it's parking from "LANL overflow".

detailed directions map with Bldg 1 highlighted




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