Lakehead’s next In Conversation event to discuss climate change and carbon woes

Florin Pendea

Florin Pendea, an associate professor with Lakehead University’s departments of Sustainability Sciences and Geography, will share his research in the Circumboreal North related to climate change at the next In Conversation event at the Orillia Public Library on April 19. 

April 13, 2016 – Orillia, ON

Please note this event has been postponed until Fall 2016.


Lakehead University’s Dr. Florin Pendea studies one of the most important research questions of today – climate change.  As a paleo-ecologist, Pendea’s research helps to solve questions about how environmental change has affected humans historically. By understanding the effects of carbon on climates of the past, Pendea believes his research will help other scientists make more accurate environmental predictions for the future.

Pendea will discuss climate change, carbon woes, and the unbalance between society's needs and the limited carrying capacity of the Circumboreal North at the upcoming In Conversation talk, “Between a Rock and a Hard Place – the Fate of the Arctic in the Third Millennium A.D.,” on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:15 pm at the Orillia Public Library.

An Associate Professor with the Departments of Sustainability Sciences and Geography, Pendea will share his interest and experience in the ecosystems of the North and the relationship to environmental change – in the past, and to the sustainability challenges of today. He will be joined by Bob Browne of Orillia, a Lakehead University alumnus and Arctic enthusiast.

This In Conversation event is free and open to the public, but registration is required, and is accepted by email at; by phone at 705-325-2338; or in person at the Library (36 Mississaga St. West).

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