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"Carbon and Climate: the role of forests in a high CO2 world" featuring Prof. William H. Schlesinger

Centre for Global Change Science Distinguished Lecturer Series


Professor William H. Schlesinger

James B. Duke Professor of Biogeochemistry, Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment & Earth Sciences, Duke University

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007 at 5pm

UTSC ARC Lecture Theatre

Prof. William Schlesing is the author or coauthor of over 180 scientific papers on subjects of environmental chemistry and global change and the widely-adopted textbook Biogeochemistry: An analysis of global change (Academic Press, 2nd ed. 1997).  He was among the first to quantify the amount of carbon held in soil organic matter globally, providing subsequent estimates of the role of soils and human impacts on soils in the global carbon cycle.

He was elected a member of The National Academy of Sciences in 2003, and was President of the Ecological Society of America for 2003-2004.

His past work has taken him to diverse habitats, ranging from Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia to the Mojave Desert of California, and twice as a Duke alumni guide to Antarctica.  His research has been featured on NOVA, CNN, NPR, and on the pages of Discover, National Geographic, The New York Times, and Scientific American.

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