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Noon seminar - Contribution of semi-arid forests to the climate system

Monday, September 17, 2012, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Noon seminar - Contribution of semi-arid forests to the climate system

Speaker

Dan Yakir

Environmental Sciences and Energy Research, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Location:

RL-3 room 620

Forest ecosystems at the “dry timberline” are seldom studied but offer important insights to the potential adaptation of forest to the warming and drying trends predicted for many regions. I will present some highlights of a case study based on 11 years of flux tower measurements in a pine forest in southern Israel that shows unexpectedly high carbon sequestration potential, largely offset by unique surface energy characteristics.

Learn more about Dan from his Weizmann Institute profile.

Audience

Free and open to the public