Kristine DeLong will lead a discussion on a bald cypress forest found offshore of Alabama in the Gulf of Mexico.
Texas Tech University's Climate Center hosts virtual "Science by the Glass" event
5-6 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 10)
Virtually presented via Zoom
Bring your favorite beverage and pull up a chair for a virtual discussion led by Kristine DeLong, an associate professor at Louisiana State University. DeLong has expertise in paleoceanography and paleoclimatology, especially in tropical regions, with 17 years of research experience.
The presentation will focus on her experience as the lead principal investigator of an existing project that was recently funded for phase two. The project investigates a bald cypress forest offshore of Alabama in the Gulf of Mexico. The trees grew during the last glacial interval, 50,000 to 70,000 years ago, when the global sea level was more than 20 meters (~66 feet) lower than today. The low sea level exposed the now-submerged continental shelf that was colonized by plants and trees similar to today but in slightly colder conditions.
To learn more about the event, visit the Climate Center's Eventbrite page.