CREA Mont-Blanc has launched a series of scientific seminars open to the public. One Tuesday per month, you are invited to the Mont Blanc Observatory, home of CREA Mont-Blanc, to meet researchers studying issues that affect the mountains. As the name “Science Sandwich” would suggest, the conference series occurs midday, from 12:30 to 1:30, and you are encouraged to bring your lunch with you. Seminars occur in both French and English depending on the topic and the speaker.
November 2018 Science sandwich: « Antarctic science through the eyes of a mountain guide» – Danny Uhlmann, mountain guide and photographer presents his experiences on scientific expeditions in Antarctica © CREA Mont-Blanc
The 2019 Program:
Science Sandwich #8 – Tuesday, October 22nd (in French)
“Discovering the world beneath our feet”
With Idaline Laigle, research engineer at CREA Mont-Blanc; completed a PhD on soil communities and their interactions with the environment.
Science Sandwich #9 – Tuesday, November 19th (in French)With Marjorie Bison, visiting researcher and long-term collaborator at CREA Mont-Blanc
Science Sandwich #10 – Tuesday, December
“The Mont-Blanc Massif in 2050”
With Brad Carlson, researcher at CREA Mont-Blanc and UIAGM Mountain Guide
You’ll have lots of opportunities to meet the CREA Mont-Blanc team in 2019! Pack your sandwich and hike over to the Mont Blanc Observatory to join us as we learn more about what’s going on in the mountains around us. Seminars will be led both by researchers from CREA Mont-Blanc as well as visiting academics eager to share their passion for flora, fauna and mountain environments.
If you are a researcher visiting Chamonix and interested in meeting the CREA Mont-Blanc team and/or sharing your work at a Science Sandwich conference, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!
Science Sandwich Chamonix
At the Mont Blanc Observatory
67 lacets du belvédère
Bring your own bag lunch
FREE – space limited
Exchanges will occur in French or in English, depending on the presenter and the topic.
Previous Editions :
Science Sandwich #7 – Tuesday, September 17th (in French)
“Will our glaciers make a comeback in the foreseeable future, or should we be getting out our swimsuits instead ?”
With Luc Moreau, glaciologist, Chamonix Glaciology Association, in the footsteps of Joseph Vallot
Science Sandwich #6 – Thursday, June 27th (in English)
“Facing the Future: Hope, Panic, and Action in a Warming World” Lauren E. Oakes, PhD , Conservation Scientist and Adaptation Specialist, Wildlife Conservation Society, Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth System Science, Stanford University
Listen to a recording of her inspiring talk here: Facing the future
Science Sandwich #5 – Tuesday, May 28th (in English)
While a group of students visiting from the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Masters of the Environment and Law programs, Professor Squillace presented on possibilities for using recognition of water rights and the water market to incentivize water conservation.
Science sandwich #4 – Tuesday, April 30th (in French)
“Indicator Lakes: scientists studying high-elevation alpine lakes” – Jean-Baptiste Bosson, coordinator of the Lacs Sentinelles (indicator lakes) network and manager of scientific projects for Asters – Conservatoire d’espaces naturels de Haute-Savoie.
Science sandwich #3 – Tuesday, March 12th (in French)
Science sandwich #2 – Tuesday, February 12th (in French)
“Disturbances of emblematic wildlife by outdoor recreationists” – Léna Gruas, PhD student in sports sociology at Edytem.
Read the blog article about the presentation: The relationship between mountain sports and emblematic wildlife
Science sandwich #1 – Tuesday, January 15th (in French)
“Are adaptation and migration really the only strategies that alpine plants can use if they want to survive climate change on our mountaintops?” – Christophe Randin, Professor at the Université de Lausanne, visiting researcher at the Institut fédéral de recherches sur la forêt, la neige et le paysage WSL (Switzerland) et curator at the Cantonal Museum and Botanical Garden of Lausanne (Switzerland)