Next Thursday, September 11th, Matthew Turner of Brown University will be at the PSTC as part of the Fall Colloquium Series. His talk is entitled “Subways and Urban Growth: Evidence from Earth” and will be held at 12:00 noon in the Seminar Room - Mencoff Hall at 68 Waterman St.
The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently nowadays than they used to. That’s 10 times worse than the old estimate of 100 times.
Environmental anthropologist Dr. Leila Sievanen, formerly a Leslie Lab postdoc, just published an article in Maritime Studies based on research conducted with Heather and others in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Jim Kellner is currently one of seven Project Investigators involved in this NASA project, Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation, which will put a LiDAR sensor on the International Space Station to completely map the world's forest structure. Currently there is no such sensor in orbit, and we lack this basic information about the planet's forests, which is contributing to the uncertainty that exists over the role of (for example) tropical forests in the global carbon cycle. The total effort is $94 million and runs through 2021.