The next in a series of Climate Change Seminars will be held Friday, May 15 from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m., in the McCormick Lecture Hall at College of the Atlantic. Dr. Phil Camill’s talk is entitled “Assessing the vulnerability of high-latitude permafrost and soil carbon to modern and past climate changes.”

Dr. Camill is a global change ecologist and a leading expert on climate change in boreal and arctic ecosystems. He is the Rusack  Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology at Bowdoin College and director of the Environmental Studies Program.

The organizer of this series is College of the Atlantic’s Dr. Sarah Hall is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Chair in Earth Systems and Geosciences.  Each week, experts from around the region explore topics ranging from long-timescale climate changes to planning for future impacts of climate change. For the full list, please click here.

Camill earned his B.A. at the University of Tennessee in 1993 and his Ph.D. at Duke University in 1999. He is involved in developing collaborative teaching and research opportunities in earth system science, coastal studies, race and environment, campus sustainability, and environmental literacy. He has also taught at Carleton College, where he conducted a National Science Foundation-funded research program on the impacts of climate warming on terrestrial, wetland, and lake ecosystem dynamics. His research has been featured in both Science and Nature and he has published extensively in professional journals.

The talk is free and open to the public.