Graduate Climate Conference 2015 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 02:29:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Invited speaker Dr. Anne E. Giblin (MBL) Tue, 20 Oct 2015 03:15:56 +0000 GCC 2015 Committee Continue Reading →]]> Giblin PhotoDr. Anne E. Giblin will be delivering the keynote address on the opening day of the ninth GCC. The talk will take place at the her home base at the Marine Biological Laboratory, also the conference venue. Her talk, “From salt marshes to arctic tundra: Some of the surprises we are seeing with climate change”, will have an audience of one hundred graduate students from all areas of climate change research.

Dr. Giblin’s abstract and biographical background are below.


Abstract: I started my career interested in the impacts that humans were having on natural systems.  My thesis was on the cycling of heavy metals in sewage sludge on a salt marsh.  I moved from sewage sludge to the transport of N from septic effluent into coastal waters for my post-doc.  I then later spent nearly 20 years examining nitrogen cycling in sediments as part of the Boston sewage outfall relocation project.  In spite of spending much of my career “going down the toilet” my interest in N cycling lead me to study N cycling in unimpacted areas such as the continental shelf and two long-term projects focused on climate change.  In Plum Island we are examining how sea-level rise is impacting coastal marshes.  In the Arctic we are seeing how the impact of climate change is having some unexpected impacts.  While my research portfolio is eclectic, I’ve enjoyed the mix of basic and applied research, short and long-term studies, and single investigator and large projects.  I’ll talk a bit about how to decide what is right for you and whether this diverse strategy could possibly work in these more challenging times.

Biographical sketch: Dr. Anne E. Giblin is a Senior Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Ecosystems Center, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She received a PhD from Boston University and a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She joined the staff of the MBL’s Ecosystems Center in 1983 and was named a Senior Scientist in 2003. Giblin is an Adjunct Professor in the Brown University-MBL Partnership and Graduate Program in Biological and Environmental Sciences, and graduate faculty at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography. She is Lead Principal Investigator of the Plum Island Ecosystem Long-Term Ecological Research site in northern Massachusetts, part of a national network of research sites created by the National Science Foundation. Additionally, she is a member of the executive committee overseeing research at the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research site in northern Alaska.

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Application Period Closed at 218 Sat, 13 Jun 2015 14:39:26 +0000 GCC 2015 Committee Continue Reading →]]> The application period for the 2015 Graduate Climate Conference has now closed. A total of 218 applicants came in from over 12 countries and 30 states. Applicants span the range of the student timeline, from undergraduate to late-stage doctoral candidates.

Which means a lot of reading in the next few weeks. Stay tuned as the busy summer unfolds.

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One week left Tue, 26 May 2015 02:45:40 +0000 GCC 2015 Committee How did the time fly?

If you have not submitted your abstract left, the June 1st deadline is just around the corner. Apply here.

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Applications – open Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:09:35 +0000 GCC 2015 Committee Continue Reading →]]> Applications for the 9th Graduate Climate Conference are now open & active! Interested participants may apply from now until June 1st. International students are encouraged to submit abstract; if accepted, their inflated travel costs will be taken into consideration for financial support. There will also be a limited number of slots available to undergraduates in their junior/senior year at the time of the meeting, but travel support will not be provided for these slots.

As always,you can contact our organizers at with questions about applying. Good luck!

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The announcement is out! Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:06:57 +0000 GCC 2015 Committee Continue Reading →]]> We are pleased to announce the 9th Graduate Climate Conference, which will be held November 6th – 8th in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

The goal of this graduate student-organized conference is to assemble a broad range of talks and posters featuring high-quality student research focused on past, present, and future climate, its changes, and their impacts. We encourage students at all stages of their graduate career to apply, and we seek abstracts on climate research from a variety of disciplines from the sciences, engineering, and humanities, including: oceanography, atmospheric sciences, biology, geosciences, environmental science and engineering, geography, public policy, economics, law, ethics, and anthropology.

Lodging and meals will be provided for all participants, as well as limited travel funds.

The abstract submission period opens April 15th and closes June 1st. To apply, visit:

To share and invite, please distribute: GCC2015_Flyer

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