Sue Barton will be the featured speaker when the University of Delaware's Science Cafe series continues at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 24, at the Deer Park Tavern.

March 24: Science Cafe

Barton to speak on 'Changing the Suburban Landscape Paradigm'

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8:12 a.m., March 18, 2014--Sue Barton, Cooperative Extension specialist and associate professor in the University of Delaware’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, will be the featured speaker when the Science Café series continues at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 24, at the Deer Park Tavern on Main Street in Newark.

Barton will speak on the topic “Changing the Suburban Landscape Paradigm,” and the talk will highlight one of her demonstration projects.

Research Stories

Temperature extremes

A study has found that spatial patterns of extreme temperature anomalies — readings well above or below the mean — are warming faster than the overall average.

Snow monitoring network

Real-time data from Delaware Environmental Observing System sensors is helping DelDOT set reimbursement thresholds for neighborhood association snow removal costs.

Those who plan to attend might also be interested in Barton’s blog.

Science Café is sponsored by the UD Department of Philosophy and Delaware National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. Presentations are free and open to the public and food and beverages will be served.

The spring series will continue as follows, with all sessions beginning at 5:30 at the Deer Park:

April 14: Mike Klein, director of the UD Energy Institute and the Dan Rich Chair of Energy in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, “Making Decisions about Energy Alternatives.”

May 5: Robin Morgan, professor, Department of Animal and Food Sciences and Delaware Biotechnology Institute, “Agriculture in Delaware and Beyond: Perennial Possibilities.”

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