Published on March 9, 2021 by Sean Flynt  
Biologist James McClintock
Biologist James McClintock

Samford University’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences will host eminent polar marine biologist James McClintock for the virtual 3rd annual Howell-McLaughlin Distinguished Research Lecture April 15 at 7 p.m. via public Zoom meeting. McClintock, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will present "From Penguins to Plankton – the Dramatic Impacts of Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula" in a public online event (passcode 6p138d) honoring emerita Samford biology professors William "Mike" Howell and Ellen McLaughlin.

McClintock is a prolific scholar and a Fellow in the prestigious Explorer’s Club. He and his research collaborators are among the world’s authorities on Antarctic marine chemical ecology and drug discovery, and have developed an award-winning interactive educational outreach web site (UAB In Antarctica). McClintock’s book Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land earned international praise.

 
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