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UVic researchers among presenters at global science conference
Date:2/18/2012

uperheroes in a way that engages a lay reader. Zehr's discussion topic "Can Batman and Iron Man Teach Neuroscience?" is sure to interest both the science and Comic-Con enthusiast.
pzehr@uvic.ca

Chris Avis, UVic PhD candidate, climate studies
Poster session participant, "Evolution of Northern Wetlands in Response to Permafrost Thaw"
Feb. 18, 4 to 8 p.m., Exhibit Hall A-B1, Conference Centre West Building

Climate change in the Arctic is causing significant changes in ecosystems in the North, from habitat change to the migration of people, wildlife and vegetation. UVic researcher Chris Avis and his advisors Andrew Weaver and Katrin Meissner will present the results of a model that shows rapid permafrost melting and its impact on geography and the environment in Russia and Canada. This modeling shows that, as permafrost degrades, there is the potential for large-scale loss of high-latitude wetlands as surface water drains away.
caavis@uvic.ca


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Contact: Patty Pitts
ppitts@uvic.ca
250-721-7656
University of Victoria
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