EOAS colloquium: Fresh bites of Antarctic field work

March 7, 2023
From left to right: Philippe Tortell, Anais Orsi, Evgeny Pakhomov

Last Wednesday, the department colloquium had a special program on "Fresh bites of Antarctic field work". EOAS faculty members Anais Orsi, Evgeny Pakhomov, and Philippe Tortell presented their expeditions in the Antarctic in the last few months and Christian Schoof introduced the potential of Canada’s Antarctic program.

Dr. Pakhomov led a team to study the influence of Salpa thompsoni, a gelatinous zooplankton that partakes in one of the largest migrations on Earth, on the marine carbon cycle. Dr. Orsi travelled to some of the coldest and windiest places on Earth to investigate how strong winds shape Antarctic ice sheets and collected million-year-old ice cores to study the record of Earth’s climate. Dr. Tortell boarded an alumni cruise as a study leader to conduct oceanographic research and deliver science lectures focusing on interactions between the Southern Ocean and Earth’s climate.

Visit this one-stop page to watch our interview with the scientists and learn more about their research in the Antarctic: https://www.eoas.ubc.ca/news-events/news/1667545200