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The Metabolism of Planet Earth

12 June 2019

06:00 PM

Wolfson Lecture Theatre

The Royal Society of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh, Planet Earth Lecture Series

The School of GeoSciences has an established annual Planet Earth Distinguished Lecture Series where an internationally renowned natural or social scientist is invited to Edinburgh for a two-day visit to deliver a number of activities inspiring academics, professionals within the field of geosciences, students, and the local community.

This year Professor Yadvinder Malhi from the University of Oxford will be delivering his talk "The Metabolism of Planet Earth" on Wednesday 12th June 2019 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Distinguished Speaker

Yadvinder Malhi is Professor of Ecosystem Science at the University of Oxford.

His work focuses on the interactions between the biosphere and global change, with a particular focus on tropical biomes. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in tropical countries, and is founder of the Global Ecosystems Monitoring network, which conducts detailed studies of ecosystem processes and climate change in field sites ranging across Amazonia, Africa and Asia. More broadly he is interested in the challenge of maintaining a flourishing and sustaining biosphere under the challenges of global change. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, and was awarded the Patrons' Medal of the Royal Geographical Society for his work on Tropical ecosystems and climate change.

More information about the public lecture and the different activities to be carried on by Professor Malhi during his visit to Edinburgh this June will be published in our GeoSciences Research website.

There are limited places available and we expect this event to fill up very fast so please register early to avoid disappointment.

If you have any question please contact events.geos@ed.ac.uk

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