Subject: Reminder: Speaker Series - Caleb Pan - March 1st 5:30 PM, Natsagdorj library

ACMS Speaker Series
The State and Fate of Mongolia’s Environment

Speaker: Caleb Pan
5:30 PM, Tuesday - March 1st, 2016, American Corner, Ulaanbaatar public library

Mongolia is uniquely located in the heart of the Asian landmass and as a consequence this geographic location facilitates one of the strongest continental climates on earth. Largely governed by its unique climate, Mongolia is a water restricted country. Despite Mongolia’s limited access to water, the country has been rapidly developing water dependent economies including mining, livestock, and agriculture. This talk will discuss the progression of Mongolia’s climate from the Pleistocene to the present with special respect to lakes and glaciations and how Mongolia’s water availability has been influenced over time. More importantly, this talk will describe the future sustainability of Mongolia’s economic sectors as its climate continues to evolve.

Co-Sponsored by the American Cultural and Information Center, Ulaanbaatar
About the Presenter

  About the Speaker: Caleb Pan

He is a doctoral student in the University of Montana’s Systems Ecology Program. He is currently in Mongolia on a Fulbright Research Grant working and collaborating with researchers from the Institute of Geography and Geo-ecology. In general, Caleb’s dissertation research is focused on improving geospatial data and technologies for environmental monitoring, as well as understanding the impacts of climate change on glaciers and lakes in western Mongolia. Caleb received his M.S. in Geography at the University of Montana in 2013 and has since conducted research on glaciers and glacier-hydrology in the high mountains of Ecuador, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Nepal. 

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Thank you to the American Corner and the Natsagdorj Library for sponsoring this event.


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