Media Advisory 09-008
Gauging the Effects of Increasing Carbon Dioxide on Land and in Oceans
Lectures at the National Science Foundation are first in a series on global systems science
April 1, 2009
The complex connections among climate change, biodiversity, environmental degradation, sustainability, dependence on fossil fuels and socioeconomic systems are increasingly being captured in one research area, referred to as global systems science.
To look at how global systems science can address challenging research questions in energy production and use, while considering the impact on global climate, the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s Directorates for Biological Sciences and Geosciences will host the first in a series of lectures.
In two complementary presentations on the same day, the effects of increasing carbon dioxide on land--from small field plots to the global scale--and in the world's oceans will be discussed. Taking part are biologist Chris Field, director of the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science on the campus of Stanford University; and marine chemist Peter Brewer, senior scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
|Who:||Biologist Chris Field; Marine Chemist Peter Brewer|
|What:||Lectures on Global Systems Science: Carbon Dioxide Effects on Land and in the Oceans|
|Where:||National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Stafford II - Room 555, Arlington, VA 22230|
|When:||Monday, April 6, 2009 |
| ||9:30 a.m.(Chris Field) and 11:00 a.m. (Peter Brewer)|
| ||2:00 p.m. Moderated Discussion with the Speakers|
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