Sally Ann Sims, MS ’12, a consultant working on climate-change program development for terrestrial and coastal ecosystems and human communities, will be the speaker for the Environment Studies Spring Colloquium Series on Friday, March 1, at 11 a.m. in the former Bookstore. The title of her talk is “The Coastal Land Squeeze: Piping Plover Habitat and Sea Level Rise in Rhode Island: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Climate Change Research.”
Her presentation addresses designing and conducting a master’s thesis on climate change impacts involving multiple disciplines. It will also look at the challenge of designing predictive modeling research to benefit land managers and others interested in coastal conservation.
Sally worked for ten years in capacity building, strategic and business planning, and fundraising for conservation organizations. She began her career as a technical editor working with geologists and life scientists on land and water remediation projects.