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Acclaimed Biologist to Speak on Climate Change

Polar marine scientist to give Darden Lecture on global warming’s effects on Antarctica

icebergUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham author and polar marine biologist James B. McClintock will present “Lost Antarctica: The Ecological Impacts of Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula” as the 14th Annual William Darden Lecture Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. in the Biology Building, room 127, on the UA campus. A book signing will follow in the auditorium foyer at 7 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

McClintock, an endowed professor of polar and marine biology at UAB, will discuss the consequences of global climate change. McClintock has written more than 200 scientific publications and co-authored several books. His latest book, “Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land,” was published in 2012.

McClintock is a nationally recognized expert on Antarctica, having traveled to that continent in 14 field expeditions. In 1997 a piece of land near Explorers Cove in Antarctica was named McClintock Point in honor of his work in the area.

The Darden Lecture Series honors Dr. William Darden, professor emeritus of biological sciences and a former chair of UA’s Department of Biological Sciences. The lecture brings prominent biologists to campus to address environmental and humanitarian problems. Darden was on the UA faculty for 31 years. Mrs. Ilouise Hill of Montgomery established the lecture in his honor.