Field & Berry Groups
June 2: Kyla Dahlin is second author on a Chapter of a book titled Weather, Climate, and Society published by the Amer. Meteorological Soc. 2010. The Chapter’s title is Choosing Carbon Mitigation Strategies Using Ethical Deliberation.
June 4: Carolyn Snyder, PhD, lead a discussion on: "Climate Change Adaptation Assessment and Planning at the State Level." Starting this summer, she will be the Director of Clean Energy and Climate Policy for the State of Delaware in their Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Part of her job will be coordinating adaptation planning and policy for the State. She asked to have an open discussion of lessons learned from the adaptation planning process in California, as well as more general advice and brainstorming for what her agenda should be in her new job. We all learned a bit more about this small, eastern State and about planning policies.
Tasting: Carolyn brought samples of eleven, different dried fruits purchased at the Whole Foods Store: apples, pears, apricots, raisins, bananas, prunes, cranberries, mango, ginger, papaya, & pineapple.
June 7: Joe Berry (et al.) announce a new paper published in Vol.13, issue 3, June 2010 of Current Opinion in Plant Biology & titled Stomata: key players in the earth system, past and present. It’s also available online at www.sciencedirect.com.
June 21: Bill Anderegg and colleagues have a very interesting study on the credentials of scientists in different parts of the spectrum on climate change published in the PNAS online at <http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1003187107>
June 25: The Department gathered to wish Chris Doughty well for his next adventure. Early in July he will be starting a Fellowship in Tropical Forest Ecology based at Oriel College, Oxford Univ., UK, and funded by the Moore Foundation. For several years, he will be monitoring the Amazon Rain Forest and traveling between South America and England.
June 28: Ken Caldeira went to the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, to attend a steering committee meeting of the Global Carbon Project (15 to 17 June). On Friday, 18 June, he visited the Royal Society of London to discuss a meeting be planned for the autumn. On 21 June, he flew to Bonn, Germany, to speak at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum. One minute and 24 seconds of his remarks can be found in edited form here: http://soundcloud.com/global-media-forum-2010/im-gesprach-ken-caldeira
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