New Perspectives on Biogeochemical Cycles and Human Impacts on Our Planet
When: Monday, September 24 2012, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: Life Sciences Center, Room 100
Contact : Lee McDavid, arctic

William H. Schlesinger '72, President of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will provide some new ways of examining global biogoechemical cycles and assessing human impact on the cycles of important biogeochemical elements. He will focus on the ongoing, major impact to the cycles of carbon and nitrogen, and what we have learned by large-scale long-term field experiments.

William Schlesinger '72

Dr. Schlesinger's research investigates the link between environmental chemistry and global climate change. His recent work focuses on understanding how trees and soil influence atmospheric carbon dioxide levels Dr. Schlesinger was among the first to quantify the amount of carbon held in soil organic matter globally, providing subsequent estimates of the role of soils and human impacts on forest and soils in global climate change.

Sponsored by the IGERT Dialogues in Polar Science, Engineering and Society Seminar Series & the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center. Free and open to the public.


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