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October 2020

Can tropical forests keep up with climate change?

October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Online seminar followed by Q&A - all welcome  (NB - all times given in UK time) Book here to receive joining instructions Speaker:   Richard T. Corlett, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, China The critical role of tropical forests in protecting carbon and biodiversity makes it important that we can understand and predict their responses to climate change. Projections based on correlations between present-day vegetation and climate show the boundaries of tropical vegetation types shifting 100s of…

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ECOSTRESS: NASA’s next generation mission to measure evapotranspiration from the International Space Station

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Online seminar followed by Q&A - all welcome. (NB - all times given in UK time) Speaker:   Dr Josh Fisher, Science Lead, ECOSTRESS Mission, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Book here to receive joining instructions In 2009, Dr Josh Fisher left the University of Oxford to take up a position at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Three years later, he wrote a mission proposal to NASA to focus on plant water use and stress from the International Space Station (ISS). The…

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Navigating the Anthropocene

October 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Online seminar followed by Q&A - all welcome.  (NB - all times given in UK time) Book here to receive joining instructions Speaker:  Prof Ruth Defries, Professor of Ecology and Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York The urban, interconnected world of the Anthropocene is terra incognito for humanity.  The future is unpredictable and uncertain, witnessed by the recent pandemic, political upheavals, and climate extremes. Human institutions of the past are proving to be inadequate to manage an uncertain future. Through…

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Online seminar with Prof William Hoffman

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Online seminar followed by Q&A - all welcome.  (NB - all times given in UK time) Book here to receive joining instructions Speaker:  Prof William Hoffman, Plant and Microbial Biology, NC State University Full details available shortly.

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Online seminar with Dr Robin Chazdon

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Online seminar followed by Q&A - all welcome. (NB - all times given in UK time) Book here to receive joining instructions Speaker:  Dr Robin Chazdon, Senior Fellow, Global Restoration Initiative, World Resources Institute Full details available shortly.

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