Cave Diving Explorer to Speak at NSU about Climate Change

Kenneth Broad, Ph.D.

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Division of Math, Science, and Technology will welcome internationally known explorer Kenneth Broad, Ph.D., as a guest speaker in the Climate-Sustainability Lecture Series.

“Caves, Climate, and Cognition”

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Noon–1:00 p.m.
Mailman-Hollywood Building | Room 309

Broad’s presentation, using images captured under water, will focus on findings from a recent expedition to the underwater caves of the Bahamas, including the paleontological, biological, and abrupt climate-change implications revealed by this remote area. In addition, Broad will discuss how risk perception during extreme activities, such as underwater cave diving, can shed light on how we deal with current environmental challenges.

Known for his exploration of underwater caves on several continents, Broad has led various scientific and film expeditions. Prior to his research in the Bahamas, he explored one of the world’s deepest caves, in Mexico’s Huautla Plateau. In 2006, he received a 2006 National Geographic Society Emerging Explorer Award. Broad, a professor in the Division of Marine Affairs and Policy at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, currently serves as director of UM’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. He also holds a joint appointment as co-director of the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions at Columbia University.

This talk is free, and all are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Song Gao, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, at (954) 262-8388.

The Climate-Sustainability Lecture Series aims to increase the understanding of the science, technology, and policies relating to climate change and sustainable development. Experts in related fields from within NSU and other institutions are featured speakers. These lectures give faculty members and students the opportunity to discuss the scientific, technological, social, and policy aspects of sustainability-related issues.

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