Natural vs. Man-Made Climate Change: Which are we dealing with?

Philip Camill
Brunswick, ME

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Philip Camill, PhD
Assoc. Professor of Biology, Environmental Studies Program Director
Bowdoin College
Phil Camill is Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Bowdoin College. Camill can speak about the following topics: climate warming impacts in northern ecosystems, earth climate history, natural vs. human caused warming, environmental studies and campus sustainability
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Brunswick, ME 04011
United States
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Philip Camill, a leading expert on climate change in boreal and arctic ecosystems, joined the Bowdoin College faculty as the Rusack Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies in 2008.

Camill is the director of the Environmental Studies Program, one of Bowdoin's most vibrant, interdisciplinary programs. A global change ecologist, he came to Bowdoin from Carleton College, where he was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Career award to examine the impacts of climate warming on terrestrial, wetland, and lake ecosystem dynamics in boreal Canada.

His research has been featured in both Science and Nature and he has published extensively in professional journals. His recent NSF work examines the impacts of climate warming on sub-Arctic lakes and wetlands in central Canada.

An inventive teacher and active interdisciplinary pedagogue, Camill has published case studies that help students learn how to integrate science with policy and ethical dimensions.  He is also developing new approaches for infusing environmental literacy across the curriculum in higher education and is engaged in issues related to campus sustainability.

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