AERC Symposium


Responding to Climate Change: A Role for Ecosystems

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11:30AM – 11:45AM

Welcome and introduction

12:00AM – 12:30PM

Ken Buesseler (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution):  “Ocean Fertilization: Ironing Out Uncertainties in Climate Engineering

12:30PM – 1:30PM

Buffet Lunch

1:30PM – 2:00PM

Peter Curtis (The Ohio State University): “Forest Carbon Storage in the Upper Midwest: Lessons from the Past and Predictions for the Future

2:00PM – 2:30PM

Pat Megonigal (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center):  “Carbon In, Methane Out: The Greenhouse Gas Balance of North American Wetlands "

2:30PM - 3:00PM Jay Arnone III (Desert Research Institute): "Carbon Dioxide Uptake by Arid Ecosystems: What we Know About Today's Situation and how Global Change May Affect This"

3:00PM – 3:15PM


3:15PM – 3:45PM

Chuck Rice (Kansas State University):  “Carbon Sequestration by Agro-Ecosystems ”

3:45PM – 4:15PM

Jim Dooley (Joint Global Change Research Institute):  “Potential for Large-Scale Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies

4:30PM – 6:00PM

Reception and mixer with informal discussions