CLASP Seminar Series: Dr. Danica Lombardozzi
WHEN: October 24, 2019 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
CLASP is very pleased to welcome Dr. Danica Lombardozzi of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Dr. Lombardozzi will give a presentation titled:
"Linking leaves to global climate: Understanding terrestrial ecosystems in changing environments"
Abstract: Terrestrial ecosystems play an integral role in regulating Earth’s climate through their cycling of carbon, water, and energy. Humans are altering these fluxes by perturbing terrestrial ecosystems through land use change, land management, and climate change. In this talk, I explore how terrestrial processes, ranging from leaf-level to global scales, respond to human perturbations and, in turn, how changes to terrestrial ecosystems impact climate. Insight into the interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and climate is fundamental to understanding the future of our planet and the natural resources and ecosystem services it provides. This is vital to creating policies effective in regulating perturbations and improving the quality of life for human society.