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Speaker will present Changing Climate, Changing Coast at COW

Rob Thieler will present Changing Climate, Changing Coasts at the 36th annual Richard G. Osgood, Jr. Memorial Lecture at the College of Wooster.

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Rob Thieler, center director of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, will present Changing Climate, Changing Coasts at the 36th annual Richard G. Osgood, Jr. Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, March 1 at the College of Wooster at 7:30 p.m. in the lean lecture room of Wishart Hall, 303 E. University St. A dessert reception will precede the lecture.

Thieler received his B.A. from Dickinson College and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Duke University. He conducts marine geologic research on the geologic framework and evolution of the coastal zone. Thieler has conducted assessments of sea-level-rise vulnerability for the U.S. and locations worldwide. He served as a lead author of a U.S. Global Change Research Program report on potential impacts of sea-level rise and works with federal and state agencies to develop science and policy plans for addressing coastal change hazards.

He also studies habitat use and availability for beach-nesting and migratory shorebirds and has developed the widely used Digital Shoreline Analysis System software package for measuring coastal erosion and accretion. In addition he has recently developed smartphone applications for coastal science.

Thieler’s lecture is sponsored by the department of geology and the Richard G. Osgood, Jr. Memorial Lecture Endowed Fund. Funds from this endowment are used to bring a well-known scientist interested in paleontology and/or stratigraphy to the campus each year to lecture and meet with students. Additional information is available by phone at 330-263-2380 or by emailing preeder@wooster.edu.

Published: February 21, 2017
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