Poetry is a means by which people can deeply connect with the world around them. Ecology is a science of connection. As we rush headlong into the Anthropocene, earth’s complex systems are increasingly lashed to and influenced by human activity. If the delicate balances among the planet’s organisms and habitats are to survive, humanity has to be roused to good stewardship. Poetry’s fresh images and concise, musical language has the voltage to strike that emotional chord supporting science and public policy by rousing consciousness, amplifying compassion. Check the website for the most up-to-date information and instructions on how to join the online lectures: https://marinesciences.uconn.edu/lectures/
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The Transdisciplinary Italian Seminar (Italian Studies - LCL Department), with the Department of Marine Sciences (UConn, Avery Point), and UConn Reads, Office of the Provost
are pleased to invite you to
"Swimming in Microplastics? Pictures from the Adriatic Sea"
a talk by
Martina Capriotti, Ph.D. (UConn, Avery Point)
PLASTIC POLLUTION in the ocean is becoming a real threat for marine life. The microscopic form of plastic is also of high interest, as it has been found everywhere, impacting living beings at different levels. In this talk, Dr. Capriotti will explain how plastic and microplastic pollution is affecting the sea, and particularly the Italian waters where she was born and that she studied, the Adriatic Sea.
MARTINA CAPRIOTTI is an Italian marine biologist, from San Benedetto del Tronto, an Adriatic seaside town. She used to study microplastic and chemical pollution in Adriatic Sea, back in Italy. She is a 2018 National Geographic explorer and a 2018 SKY Ocean Rescue Scholar. Martina is currently a postdoc researcher at the Dept. of Marine Sciences – UConn, where she studies the feeding physiology of marine suspension feeders, like bivalves and ascidians.
The event is cosponsored by the UConn Reads Mini Grant program. Twenty undergraduate students attending the talk will receive a free e-copy of Amitav Ghosh, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (2016). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy.