The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation on “Ocean Acidification: The Other CO2 Problem” by Dr. Tessa Hill, Associate Professor and Chancellor’s Fellow in Earth and Planetary Sciences at University of California, Davis. Hill is also affiliated with Bodega Marine Laboratory, a research station
The free public MAPS event will be held on Friday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall 132 on the Modesto Junior College West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue in Modesto, and is intended for people over 12 years of age.
During her presentation Hill will explore the basics of ocean acidification and share research on its impact on marine ecosystems.
Hill is part of the Bodega Ocean Acidification Research group at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory on the Northern California Coast, which aims to understand the impact of ocean acidification on native species. She is a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and a member of the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Panel.
Teri Curtis, MJC Professor of Biology, identifies Hill as a role model and mentor to her students. “As an oceanographer, professor, wife and mother of two, Tessa has a broad and deep insight to share of women in science today,” said Curtis.
Hill graduated with a B.S. in Marine Science from Eckerd College and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from UC Santa Barbara. Prior to starting her faculty position, she was a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Davis. Her research interests include climate change, both past and present, and understanding the response of marine species to environmental distress.For more information about the MAPS program visit the website http://maps.events.mjc.edu/, the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Modesto-Area-Partners-in-Science/244618054801 or contact MJC Professor Noah Hughes at 575-6800 or email@example.com.