This year’s American Rock Salt Lecture at SUNY Geneseo will feature volcanologist Karen Harpp, professor of geology and peace conflict studies at Colgate University.
Harpp’s lecture, “Short scientific stories from the Galapagos Islands,” is on April 15 at 6:30 p.m., and offered over Zoom to the Geneseo community and public. Attendees are asked to register by emailing email@example.com. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link the day before the event.
“The Galapagos Islands, known as Las Islas Encantadas (the Enchanted Islands), are renowned for their amazing flora and fauna, including ocean-going reptiles, giant tortoises, and birds that gave up flying for swimming,” says Harpp. “But the islands are also geologically remarkable, the site of beautiful lava flows, volcanic eruptions, and drowned islands. Together, we will explore the origins of these volcanic islands and how they relate to the interior of the Earth, as well as several examples of how geology and biology are intimately intertwined to produce this remarkable (and still nearly pristine) part of our planet.” Full article at this link.