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    The Future of Food: Climate, Crops, and Consequences Lecture Series

  • 8 May 2017
  • Start time : 04:00 PM
  • End time : 06:00 PM
  • Event Host : Harvard University Center for the Environment
  • Event Location : Biological Labs Lecture Hall, 16 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA, United States
The Future of Food: Climate, Crops, and Consequences Lecture Series
Event Description

The Future of Food: Climate, Crops, and Consequences Lecture Series
May 8 | 4:00pm
Biological Labs Lecture Hall, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

The Future of Food: Climate, Crops, and Consequences Lecture Series, organized by the Harvard University Center for the Environment, highlights the interactions between agriculture and climate and their consequences for health and stability in an ongoing series of discussions with speakers from government, academia, and industry.

This is the final event in this series, titled "Understanding and Improving Crop Responses to Global Atmospheric Change."

Key Speaker:
Lisa Ainsworth, Associate Professor of Plant Biology; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Crop Sciences, USDA ARS Photosynthesis Research Unit, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ainsworth's research is focused on understanding the dynamics of leaf growth and development, investigation of antioxidant metabolism in response to global change, and unraveling the physiological and molecular basis for intraspecific variation in plant responses to climate change. Much of her research uses Free Air Concentration Enrichment (FACE) facilities, where plants are grown under atmospheric conditions forecast for later this century under completely open air conditions. Our research aims to identify key mechanisms by which plants respond to specific elements of climate change, and use those to maximize crop production in the future.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Harvard University Center for the Environment
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Lisa Ainsworth
  • Event type
    • Speaker

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