Professor Galen McKinley was on sabattical for the 2011/2012 academic year.
Grand Opening - ALNC Climate Education Center - April 21st, 2012
A great new climate change educational opportunity is soon to open in Madison! See Science on a Sphere, immerse yourself in 360 degrees of weather, and delve into exciting interactive displays. The Aldo Leopold Nature Center will hold its Grand Opening on April 21. As part of this, Professor McKinley and Monona Grove High School teacher Juan Botella will present a live demo on Climate Change in Antarctic Waters at 12:30 PM.
Aldo Leopold Nature Center - Climate Education - Grand Opening
CHANGING OCEAN CARBON CYCLE
Professor McKinley, former student Amanda Fay, and colleagues have published a paper in Nature Geoscience in which they find the carbon uptake in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre is being reduced due to climate warming. News stories from CNN and Voice of America can be found here.
Professor McKinley has been recommended for promotion to tenure by the Physical Sciences Divisional Committee.
LOCAL TEACHER STUDYING OCEANOGRAPHY AROUND ANTARCTICA
The Carbon Cycle Basics Website has been translated into spanish. es.carboncycle.aos.wisc.edu The Website includes an interactive carbon budgeting applet where you can develop scenarios for future atmospheric CO2 based on changing emissions and natural sinks. The english language version is carboncycle.aos.wisc.edu
Professor McKinley is the 2011 recipient of the University of Wisconsin Class of 1955 Distinguished Teaching Award.
PAST NEWS AND EVENTS: 2010-2011
CONGRATULATIONS TO AMANDA FAY
Congratulations to Amanda Fay who completed her Masters of Science Degree with Professor McKinley on December 21st, 2010. The title of her thesis is "Estimating Global Ocean Carbon Trends using In-Situ pCO2 Observations", Amanda Fay's Thesis PDF
CONGRATULATIONS DR. BENNINGTON!
Congratulations to Dr. Val Bennington, who completed her PhD with Professor McKinley on November 2, 2010. Her thesis addressed carbon cycling in both Lake Superior and the North Atlantic. Dr. Bennington will continue to work with Professor McKinley as a postdoc, and also with Drs. Jim Kitchell (UW-Madison Center for Limnology) and Michael Notaro (UW-Madison Center for Climatic Research). Dr. Bennington Thesis PDF