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Fire and Ice: The Impact of Climate Change on Environmental Ecosystems




for Members

Fire and Ice: The Impact of Climate Change on Environmental Ecosystems

Monday, July 27, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM EDT


Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences


Climate change is having a significant effect on the biological, topological, and geophysical traits of various ecosystems. This 75-minute webinar will explore how climate change has caused massive ecological alterations through impacts on plant physiology and ice sheet melting.

In This Webinar, You’ll Learn

  • How climate change can cause an increase in droughts and forest fires while also accelerating ice sheet melting and sea level rise;
  • How climate change is impacting tree physiology, which may contribute to droughts and forest fires;
  • The latest technological advances in measuring climate change impact on ice sheet melting and sea level rise
Eric Rignot

Eric Rignot, PhD
University of California, Irvine

Eric Rignot, PhD, combines satellite remote sensing, geophysical surveys, and numerical modeling to understand the impact of climate change on ice sheets and its repercussions on global sea levels. Dr. Rignot is a Donald Bren Professor at University of California, Irvine, a Senior Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences. He received his Engineer Degree at Ecole Centrale Paris and PhD at University of Southern California. He joined University of California, Irvine in 2007.

William Anderegg

William Anderegg, PhD
The University of Utah

William Anderegg, PhD, centers his research around the intersection of ecosystems and climate change. In particular, his research focuses on how drought and climate change affect forest ecosystems, including tree physiology, species interactions, carbon cycling, and biosphere-atmosphere feedbacks. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah.  He received his BA and PhD at Stanford University and his postdoc at Princeton University.  He joined the University of Utah in 2016.

Access to Webinar Materials

A link to the eBriefing (video recording) of this Webinar will be available to all registrants within 30 days of the event date.  The eBriefing will be available to all registrants for 60 days following publication, after which it will revert to Member-only access. Not a Member? Join today.