Science on Tap

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All events take place at 6pm the second Monday of the month at National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106, unless otherwise stated. Be sure to arrive early to get seats!

What’s on tap: December 14, 2015

When it Rains, it Pours!
Clyde Goulden, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Are these hybrid yaks in Mongolia contemplating climate change?

From November 30th to December 11th, world leaders will convene in a suburb of Paris to discuss climate action. The 21st United Nations Conference on climate change, called COP21, is sure to draw equal parts controversy and praise. What role do scientists play in all of this? Dr. Clyde Goulden, who researches rain changes, will present an overview of his research on global rainfall and his reactions to the talks.

Clyde Goulden received his Bachelor’s and Master of Science degrees from Emporia Teachers College (Kansas) and PhD from Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana). He spent three years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Yale University working with G. Evelyn Hutchinson in paleo-limnology research on European and Central American lakes, and afterwards spent 8 months in the Former Soviet Union as an Exchange Fellow of the Cultural Exchange Program. He then joined the Academy of Natural Sciences as a Freshwater Ecologist and taught courses in Limnology. In 1994, he began research in Mongolia on Biodiversity Loss and Climate Change with funding from the National Science Foundation.  From 2002 to 2008, he was the International Consultant for a Global Environment Fund Training Grant, training 20 young Mongolian Scientists in Ecology and Climate Change research in northern Mongolia. He is presently studying rain changes in Mongolia.

December’s Science on Tap is hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

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