News and Events
Goodwin-Niering Center Biannual Conferences
The Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment sponsors highly interdisciplinary biannual conferences focused on a particular environmental issue. The most recent focused on the themes "The Quest for Global Environmental Equity," "Biological Diversity," "Acid and the Environment," "Our Changing Coastline" and "Water Scarcity and Conflict."
ICS Symposium held at Connecticut College
The College hosted the Seventh International Chrysophyte Symposium in 2008. Over 60 scientists from 15 countries participated in the five-day conference.
Siver Research Group Findings
Botany professor Siver's research team recently reported on finding the remains of tropical organisms in an ancient Eocene freshwater lake situated above the Arctic Circle. The findings provide compelling evidence of fundamental biogeographic shifts among freshwater algae during what is referred to as the Cenozoic hothouse. The research group also began a project with James Rohlf of SUNY-Stony Brook using geometric morphometrics as a tool to investigate evolutionary stasis among protists.
Environmental Studies Program
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320-4196
Liz Smith, Academic Dept. Assistant