Plastic Oceans: The Science Behind an Environmental Crisis

April 04 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mayser Gymnasium

  • Kara Lavender Law

Kara Lavender Law
Ph.D. Research Professor of Oceanography Sea Education Association

Dr. Law's research interests include large-scale and mesoscale ocean circulation; intermediate and deep water formation in the North Atlantic and its role in the meridional overturning circulation;  the distribution of plastic marine debris driven by ocean physics; and the degradation and ultimate fate of plastics in the ocean. Dr. Law testified before congress September 26, 2018 on how to reduce the impact of marine debris on the environment, wildlife, and human health.

This event was proposed by Sarah Dawson and Claire Retterer.