Speaker Series: From the greenhouse effect to life detection in the solar system



Dr. Penny Morrill
Associate Professor
Department of Earth Sciences, MUN

The March WISE NL lecture features Dr. Penny Morrill, a biogeochemist with Memorial University’s Department of Earth Sciences. As the recipient of the 2015 Terra Nova Young Innovator award, Penny has worked on research spanning environmental and astrobiological fields of study. Penny will discuss how her research group uses the rocks and groundwater of NL to explore questions of greenhouse gas fluxes, carbon sequestration, and life detection on other worlds.

Dr. Morrill is an environmental geochemist specializing in biotic and abiotic synthesis and degradation of organic compounds. She received her PhD from the University of Toronto, where she studied the biodegradation of dry cleaning fluids and other solvents in groundwater. Subsequently, she has worked at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, McMaster University, and the Institute for the Study of Earth’s Interior, Japan, studying organic synthesis and degradation.

Join us on Tuesday, March 21 from 7:00 – 8:30pm at IIC2001, MUN. All are welcome.

Free parking in area 1A.

To register for the event, click HERE.