Event Date: Friday, May 1
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Shelby Auditorium

Seminars set up by University Programs faculty cover a variety of topics throughout the year. Students on and off campus are invited to attend to learn more about what is happening in the marine science community. Topics include oysters, restoration, hypoxia, and more. The majority of seminars are streamed live and archived to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab YouTube channel.

Talk: From isotopes to optics: Tracing the biogeochemical fingerprint of glacial melt

Dr. Kate Hendry is a Royal Society Research Fellow and Reader in Geochemistry at the University of Bristol. Her main research interests lie in the investigation of modern biogeochemical cycling and past ocean processes, focusing on biogenic opal and silicon cycling in seawater.

Hendry obtained her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University (2004), before completing a doctorate in Antarctic biogeochemistry at Oxford University (2008). She was awarded a postdoctoral scholarship at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, working on ocean chemistry and paleoclimate (2009-2011). She then moved back to the UK, initially as a Research Lecturer at Cardiff University (2012-2013), then as a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Bristol (2013-).

Hendry has published over 40 well-cited, peer-reviewed papers, with over 700 citations, and has been invited to give talks at several international conferences. She is the director of Antarctic Science Ltd and sit on the UK National Committee of Antarctic Research. She was awarded the European Association of Geochemistry Hautermans Award for early career geochemistry (2016), a European Research Council starter grant (2016), and was selected for the Young Academy of Europe (2017).

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