Antarctic researcher to discuss dramatic impacts of climate change

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University presents James McClintock, an endowed university professor of polar and marine biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who will speak on “The Dramatic Impacts of Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula,” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in Carver Hall's Gross Auditorium.

McClintock is expert on invertebrate nutrition, reproduction, Antarctic marine chemical ecology, climate change, and ocean acidification. In 1988, the United States Board on Geographic Names designated the geographic feature “McClintock Point” in honor of his contributions to Antarctic science.

He has written over 250 scientific publications and his research has been featured in a variety of public media outlets including National Geographic Magazine, Discover Magazine, CNN, Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. He is an author of two recent nationally acclaimed books including “Lost Antarctica” and “A Naturalist Goes Fishing.”

McClintock recently returned from his 15th research expedition to Antarctica where he and his research collaborators have become among the world’s authorities on Antarctic marine chemical ecology and drug discovery.

In 2016, he spoke at the Lincoln Center in New York City in a performance of “The Moth,” a non-profit organization with a mission to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. His appearance in “The Moth” was featured on National Public Radio. He was elected as a Fellow in the prestigious Exploder’s Club, an American-based society with the goal of promoting scientific exploration and field study in 2017.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,300 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.