UNC Climate Change Symposium: Friday, April 10th, 2015


On Friday, April 10 the second annual UNC climate change symposium will be held on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. The symposium will be held at the Genome Sciences Building (Room GSB100, please note the change!) from 2:00-5:30 pm. The symposium is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the general public.
The symposium aims to highlight the latest research on climate change underway across the University. Four faculty speakers will give short talks on their current projects and student posters focused on climate change will be on display. The symposium will increase awareness of the climate change research underway and will also provide an opportunity to build and strengthen collaborations around future projects.
The poster session will begin at 2:00 and will be followed by the faculty talks at 3:00 in the Stone Center Theater. The symposium will conclude with a reception starting at 4:30.
The great line up of faculty speakers at the symposium includes:
• Victor Flatt is the Thomas F. and Elizabeth Taft Distinguished Professor in Environmental Law and the Director of the Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation and Resources (CLEAR) at the UNC School of Law. Professor Flatt’s research focuses on the legal and regulatory mechanisms needed to address climate change in the United States.

• Pam Jagger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy. Professor Jagger conducts research on the livelihood impacts of natural resource policies and practices in sub-Saharan Africa. She was recently part of a team awarded a grant to study health issues related to cookstoves in Africa.

• Chris Jones is the Bill Guthridge Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics. Professor Jones is also the Director of the Mathematics and Climate Research Network, whose mission is to establish a new area of applied mathematics to meet the needs of climate research.

• Laura Moore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences. Professor Moore’s work focuses on the large-scale geologic and modern evolution of coastal environments with an emphasis on understanding the impacts of climate change on modern coastal systems.

The Symposium is organized by Carolina Climate Change Scientist and is made possible by the Carolina Seminars Program and the UNC Institute for the Environment.

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