NOTICE: DR. PIERS SELLERS LECTURE "CREATING THE SCIENCE OF GLOBAL ECOLOGY" HAS BEEN CANCELED AND REPLACED BY DR. GREG ASNER'S LECTURE "EXPLORING AND MANAGING EARTH FROM THE SKY."
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr. Piers Sellers can no longer attend the November 2nd lecture "Creating the Science of Global Ecology."
Carnegie Science will instead feature Dr. Greg Asner from our Global Ecology Department in Stanford, California, who will discuss “Exploring and Managing Earth from the Sky.”
In his program, Dr. Asner will explain how he uses remote sensing to study habitats around the world with an unprecedented level of detail. Airplane-mounted and satellite tools enable Dr. Asner to map the chemistry, structure, biodiversity, and biomass of entire ecosystems.
Dr. Asner was the first staff scientist hired by the fledgling Department of Global Ecology in 2001. In 2006, his research was designated a Science Magazine Breakthrough of the Year. In 2007, Popular Science magazine selected him as one of its Brilliant Ten young scientists. His 2013 TED talk can be viewed here. His research takes his team to locations around the world, including Borneo, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Madagascar, and South Africa, to name just a few.
We hope that you will still be able to join us for what promises to be an exciting and visually stimulating presentation.
Exploring and Managing Earth from the Sky: Human activities are rapidly changing the Earth’s biosphere, calling for innovative ways to measure, monitor and manage ecosystems at large geographic scales. Fortunately, the science and technology landscape is also evolving fast to meet the challenge of better managing the biosphere in the coming decades. This lecture will explain one of the world’s most advanced Earth mapping projects, and how it supports environmental conservation and decision-making around the world.
DR. GREG ASNER, Staff Scientist, Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science
- The Carnegie Institution will open its doors at 6:00PM.
- An overflow room, with screens, will be available when our auditorium reaches maximum capacity. Seating in the auditorium is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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