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12.10.04

MBL presents Arctic Ocean research at San Francisco AGU meeting

For Immediate Release:
December 9, 2004

Marine Biological Laboratory scientist James McClelland will be presenting two talks at the American Geophysical Union 2004 Fall Meeting on Arctic Ocean research next week in San Francisco:

-- Are Increasing Freshwater Inputs To The Arctic Ocean Linked To Climate Change?
-- Land-sea Coupling in a Changing Arctic: Implications of Increasing River Discharge for Biogeochemical Cycling Over the Eurasian Shelf

Both talks will take place on Friday, December 17 as part of Session C53A - Arctic Freshwater Cycle: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Studying Change II.

McClelland will also participate in an AGU press conference titled Recent Changes to the Arctic Hydrologic Cycle to be held on Thursday, December 16 at 9:00 AM in Room 2012 Moscone Convention Center West.

The Marine Biological Laboratory is an independent scientific institution, founded in 1888, dedicated to improving the human condition through basic research and education in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science. The MBL is the oldest private marine laboratory in the western hemisphere. The research of the MBL’s Ecosystems Center, which was established at the MBL in 1975, is focused on the study of natural ecosystems.  Among the key environmental issues being addressed are: the ecological consequences of global climate change; tropical deforestation and its effects on greenhouse gas fluxes; nitrogen saturation of mid-latitude forests; effects of acid rain on North American lakes; and pollution and habitat destruction in coastal ecosystems of the United States.

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