SLAC Colloquium Series

SLAC Colloquium Series


Colloquium Detail

Coping with climate change: 6 myths and 1 fact

Date: 4/8/2013

Christopher B. Field
Carnegie Institution for Science

Time: 4:15 pm
Location: Panofsky Auditorium. Event is open to the public.

Chris Field is the founding director of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology, Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies at Stanford University, and Faculty Director of Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Field's research emphasizes impacts of climate change, from the molecular to the global scale. He has, for two decades, led major experiments on responses of California grassland to multi-factor global change. Field has been deeply involved with national and international scale efforts to advance science and assessment related to global ecology and climate change. He is co-chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which in 2012 led the effort on the IPCC Special Report on "Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation" and which is currently working on the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, scheduled for release in 2014. He is a recipient of a Heinz Award and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Field is a fellow of the American academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Ecological Society of America. Field received his PhD from Stanford in 1981 and has been at the Carnegie Institution for Science since 1984.

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