June 25th, 5:30pm ET
Emerging contaminants like per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) can demonstrate remarkable environmental persistence, are associated with harmful biological impacts, and have been found globally in water, flora, and fauna. Join University of Rhode Island environmental chemist Anna Robuck to learn more about using seabirds and other wildlife as tools to understand emerging contaminants like PFAS and plastics in our environment and in our own bodies.
Robuck is a 5th year PhD Candidate at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, where she specifically focuses on PFAS and other emerging contaminants in coastal food webs. Robuck is a NOAA Nancy Foster Scholar, a predoctoral ORISE Research Fellow placed within the US EPA, and a trainee in the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program. Robuck has received recognition for her expansive thinking to marine pollution, including the NIEHS KC Donnelly Externship (2020), the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation Environmental Leadership Fellowship (2019), and the American Chemical Society Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award (2020).
Our lectures are free presentation seminars and discussion events hosted by the Center for Student Coastal Research (CSCR), a non profit organization located in Cohasset on Boston’s South Shore. CSCR educates students in environmental sciences, encourages environmental awareness, and promotes activism.
General attendance and participation is comlimentary, tax deductible donations are welcome.
If you are interested in actively participating in the lecture series program, please contact the organizer Dr. Carsten Haber, CSCR board member.