Polar Ice Core Expert to Keynote Ohio State Green Fair in Wooster
Center ice: Paolo Gabrielli, research scientist with Ohio State's Byrd Polar Research Center, keynotes the university's Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair on April 17.
Ohio -- Paolo Gabrielli, a research scientist with Ohio State University’s Byrd
Polar Research Center, will be the keynote speaker at the university’s fifth
annual Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair. The event takes place April
17 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave.,
is an expert on the study of ice cores, with an emphasis on paleoenvironmental
and paleoclimatic reconstructions — determining an area’s past environment and
climate. He has done field work in, among other places, the Alps, Peru and
present “Ice Cores: Tracing the Human Fingerprint” during the fair’s 11-11:30
a.m. opening ceremony in OARDC’s Fisher Auditorium. Admission to his talk and
the fair is free. The fair ends at 6:30 p.m.
Covert, head of the fair’s planning committee, said Gabrielli was asked to
speak due to concern about melting glaciers and climate change.
layer, scientists can study climate, pollution and other environmental factors
in ice cores, some dating back thousands of years,” Covert said. “I think people
will be interested to hear how humans have impacted these changes and what can
be done to lessen future damage.”
a joint Ph.D. in ocean atmosphere hydrology from Joseph Fourier University,
Grenoble, France, and in environmental sciences from Ca’ Foscari University,
Venice, Italy. He joined the Byrd center in 2007.
one of the United States’ most famous explorers, the Byrd center is
internationally recognized as a leader in polar and alpine research.
call the fair a celebration of all things sustainable — biofuels, local foods,
recycling, composting, gardening, organic farming, renewable energy, and more.
“Green is for life!” is the theme. There will be more than 60 exhibitors, with
more than 2,000 people expected.
information, call 330-263-3700 or visit the fair’s website, http://www.wcsen.org/wcsggf/.
sponsors are Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental
Sciences; the college’s research and outreach arms, OARDC and Ohio State
University Extension, respectively; and the Wayne County Sustainable Energy
sponsors include the coordinating sponsors plus about 20 area businesses and
current on green matters through the college’s sustainability blog at http://sustainability.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/.