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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Environment & Society

Brown University’s Institute for the Study of Environment and Society (ISES) seeks candidates for one or more distinguished postdoctoral positions in interdisciplinary environmental science. 

For more on qualifications of the position, as well as how to submit your application, please see the attached document.

(Distributed September 8, 2014)

PSTC Colloquia 9/11 - Matthew Turner, Brown University

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.

(Distributed September 8, 2014)

Extinctions during human era worse than thought

An order of magnitude:

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.

(Distributed September 8, 2014)

NASA Selects Instruments to Track Climate Impact on Vegetation

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.  

(Distributed August 12, 2014)
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