Here are the faculty and staff activities for August 16, 2012.
Faculty and Staff Activities
Dr. Robert D. Vaillancourt, earth sciences, recently contributed to three papers following an international program, Southern Ocean Gas Exchange Experiment (SO GASEX), a field study of the carbon cycle and the role the ocean plays in absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide in the Southern Ocean. The papers included, “Primary Productivity, New Productivity and Carbon Export During Two Southern Ocean Gas Exchange Tracer Experiments,” “Dissolved O2/Ar and Other Methods Reveal Rapid Changes in Productivity During a Lagrangian Experiment in the Southern Ocean” and “An Assessment of Optical Properties and Primary Production Derived from Remote Sensing in the Southern Ocean.” In addition, he contributed a section to the “Report of the U.S. East Coast Carbon Cycle Synthesis Workshop,” January 19-20, 2012, Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program and North American Carbon Program.” In addition, Vaillancourt attended the ocean sciences meeting in Salt Lake City in February to present results from the SO GasEx Program. His poster was “Time Scales of Photo Acclimation in Phytoplankton of the Western Antarctic Zone.” And, he attended the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Workshop at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in July and presented results from a research program titled “Resolving the Depth of the Ocean’s Productive Layer.”
Samuel Jerome Ha, 77, died August 7. He was a professor at Millersville from 1971-1998. He served as chair of the biology department from 1985 to 1990 and chair of the Faculty Senate from 1987 to 1990. He was also a driving force in the development of the Marine Science Consortium.
Marilyn Louise Schick, 86, of Leesburg, Florida, died August 5. She was a former secretary to the Dean of Men at Millersville University