Climatology Expert Rohli Guest Speaker for Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Fall Seminar Series

LSU professor Robert Rohli has taught classes related to geography, coastal meterology, meteorology, climatology, world climates and atmospheric circulation, among others.
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LSU professor Robert Rohli has taught classes related to geography, coastal meterology, meteorology, climatology, world climates and atmospheric circulation, among others.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Robert Rohli, professor in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University, is the featured guest speaker for the U of A's Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science's Fall Seminar Series.

Rholi is speaking at 3:30 Monday, Sept. 30, in Plant Science Building Room 009. The seminar, "Analyzing Environmental Changes Using Climatic Types," is open to everyone.

In addition to teaching in LSU's College of the Coast and Environment, he has served as coordinator of the Louisiana Geographic Education Alliance, as assistant professor at Kent State University and as a regional climatologist at the Southern Regional Climate Center.

His teaching and research interests within physical geography include coastal processes, synoptic meteorology/climatology, atmospheric circulation variability and hydrometeorology.

He has published more than 70 refereed research articles and book chapters, and over 20 other manuscripts, encyclopedia articles, proceedings papers and technical reports. He has also coauthored three editions of Exploring Physical Geography, and four editions of Climatology, which are both widely-used textbooks, along with three other books: Louisiana Weather and Climate, Weather and Climate of Florida and co-edited Selected Readings in Applied Climatology.

Rohli earned his bachelor's degree in geography from the University of New Orleans, his master's degree in atmospheric sciences for Ohio State University and his Ph.D. in geography from LSU.

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu

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