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Pryor Center Presents Stephen K. Boss - Far-Field Effects of Sea-Level Rise: We Are All Coastal
Stephen K. Boss, Professor of Environmental Dynamics and Sustainability in the Department of Geosciences, will discuss the ongoing and future sea level rise and its broad impacts to America in his lecture, 'Far-Field Effects of Sea-Level Rise: We Are All Coastal.' This lecture is a continuation of the Pryor Center Presents lecture series hosted by the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

Earth’s climate is warming and sea-level worldwide is rising. Sea-level and its impacts reach deep into the United States Heartland remote from the coasts. Rising sea-level induces population displacement and migration from coastal areas to the continental interior. Broad relocations from the coastal zone impact those who must migrate and the continental heartland communities that receive them. Resource flows of material and capital from the U.S. Heartland to coastal regions will accelerate as sea-level rises and the nation fortifies coastal infrastructure to hold back the sea. Capital flows from the continental interior to the coastal zone represent a large transfer of public wealth from largely impoverished counties of interior states to generally more affluent counties of the coasts. Such “far-field effects” of sea-level rise are largely unrecognized, poorly studied, and thus poorly understood.

From 2002–2015, Boss served as director of the interdisciplinary doctoral program in Environmental Dynamics at the University of Arkansas. He was the architect of sustainability curricula at the University of Arkansas and from 2010–2015 also served as Director of Sustainability Academic Programs. Boss considers himself an interdisciplinary scientist and has ongoing research interests in natural resource dynamics, global agriculture, global fisheries, and equity and inclusion in the geosciences.

Feb 10, 2021 06:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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