Yale's Climate Change Science Town Hall
We're pleased to officially announce our upcoming event: Climate Change Science Town Hall
Join Yale's Quiet Corner Initiative Thursday February 21 for an evening panel on the science of climate change, led by 3 faculty members at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. See below or attached for more detail on the speakers.
We'll begin at 6:30 pm with light refreshments, followed by a talk from each speaker, then a panel discussion. The event will take place at the Union Town Hall, 1043 Buckley Highway, Union, CT 06076.
Please RSVP so that we can have an accurate head count before the event.
Scientist Biographies for the Seminar in Climate Change Science
Mark Bradford, Professor of Soils and Ecosystem Ecology
My work focuses on the health, biology, ecology and carbon storage potential of forest, grassland and agricultural soils. I am interested in developing knowledge that allows us to predict how environmental change and management will affect the rates of carbon stabilization and decomposition processes, and hence how the size of soil organic carbon stores change in space and time. Such quantitative knowledge is necessary to connect impacts on soils to consequences for society and the environment, and to inform efforts that seek to better manage soils to restore the benefits they provide. The overall goal of my research is to provide the mechanistic understanding and data necessary for reliable prediction of global change impacts on ecosystems, their feedbacks to the carbon cycle-climate system, and to inform the sustainable management of a productive agriculture.
Xuhui Lee, Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor of Meteorology, Yale University
My research and teaching concern the interactions between the terrestrial biosphere, the atmosphere and anthropogenic drivers. My areas of interest include boundary-layer meteorology, micrometeorological instrumentation, remote sensing, and carbon cycle science. One focus of my research is on biophysical effects of land use on the climate system. Other ongoing projects investigate greenhouse gas fluxes in the terrestrial environment (forests, cropland and lakes), isotopic tracers in the cycling of carbon dioxide and water vapor, and urban climate mitigation. I am also the Director of the Yale Center for Earth Observation and Editor-in-Chief for the international journal Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. I am recipient of the 2015 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology from the American Meteorological Society.
Peter Raymond, Professor of Ecosystem Ecology, Yale University
My research focuses on biogeochemistry of natural systems. In particular, I am interested in the carbon and nitrogen cycles within aquatic systems. Current research topics include the landscape controls on the watershed export of carbon, biogeochemical transformations in estuaries, the physics of air-sea CO2 exchange, nitrogen cycling in temperate watersheds, and determining the age and composition of carbon being transported from land to the ocean. My research often utilizes the watershed approach and natural isotopes to determine major sources, sinks, and ages of various carbon and nitrogen pools in the natural environment.