Ivan Sudakov participates in Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series

On October 16th, Ed Lorenz postdoc Ivan Sudakov delivered a talk about climate tipping points at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Distinguished Scholar Seminar. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) is an environmental research facility of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), the principal institution for advanced environmental research and graduate studies within the University System of Maryland. CBL has a long history of excellence in fisheries science and environmental chemistry. CBL is also home to a strong group of ecosystem scientists best know for their work on nutrient dynamics and food web network theory.

According to Ivan, the experience was not the usual seminar speaker visit. Presenters spent all day at CBL engaging in different activities. First, they consulted with CBL faculty, who “may be potential collaborators in climate mathematics related problems,” said Ivan. Then he had lunch with PhD students, in what is called "Pizza with Professor." During lunch, he explained why nonlinear processes play a key role in the climate system. “I've got a very positive feedback from these smart students,” states Ivan, who was surprised to find biologists so interested in nonlinear science. The final item of the day was a talk at the seminar, with a reception for all CBL faculty and staff to follow. Ivan looks forward to fruitful collaborations with CBL researchers.

 

Thank you, Ivan. We look forward to hearing more from you and fellow MCRN collaborators!

 

 

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