The Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment is partnering with the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Climate Science Alliance to co-sponsor this year’s Climate Art Fellowship. Photographer and researcher Dr. Nigella Hillgarth will work with the CAICE team this summer to explore the role of atmospheric chemistry and the movement of microbes, telling the story of a changing climate and its impact on the earth and its inhabitants.
The finished art produced from the summer’s fellowship will be utilized to help CAICE better engage with local communities on our advancements in atmospheric chemistry research, as well as the connection to climate impacts and solutions.
About the Artist:
Dr. Hillgarth is an environmental advocate and photographer concerned with the impacts of climate change on ocean and coastal ecosystems. Her work on Greenland ice and sea level rise has been shown on the East coast and San Diego and her recent work has focused on coastal birds and climate change. Dr. Hillgarth has had an extensive career as a scientist, educator, and leader and was the Executive Director of the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego from 2002 – 2014 where she directed the first major climate change exhibit on the West Coast.
View Dr. Hillgarth’s work at: www.nhillgarthphotography.com