Sustainability Café on October 8 will explore climate change adaptation

10/07/2012

Contributed by Marian Brown

The Sustainability Café on Monday, October 8th will feature Dr. David Wolfe from the department of Horticulture at Cornell University exploring the question: Ecosystem Vulnerabilities and Adaptation Strategies for a Changing Climate”.  The Sustainability Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar.

Dr. David W. Wolfe is Professor of Plant and Soil Ecology in the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University, and a leading authority on climate change impacts on crops, soils, and ecosystems. He serves as co-chair of Cornell’s Climate Change Program Work Team, and is on the advisory board for the NY Water Resources Institute. He has co-authored past and current national impact assessments sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and was lead author of both the ecosystems and agriculture chapters of the 2011 “ClimAID” report, which focuses on vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies for New York. He currently leads a $5M national USDA-funded project focused on new tools for farm management of carbon, nitrogen, and greenhouse gases. He is developing a new course for Spring 2012, titled “Climate Change and the Future of Food”.

This event is free and open to the public.

“Teachable edibles” – local, organic and/or seasonal snacks – for the Fall 2012 Sustainability Café series are being sponsored by Ithaca College Dining Services whose motto is “Sustainability – Healthy – Fresh.” Please bring your reusable mug and fill up at the nearest drinking fountain or provide your own beverage of choice.

Drink in a new way to think in the Sustainability Café.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marian Brown at mbrown@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3787. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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