Biological Sciences Seminar: “Land-atmosphere Interactions in Alaska and Beyond: Tools, Processes, and Implications,”


Location: 283 Galvin Life Science

Adrian Rocha

The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to present a seminar by Adrian Rocha, assistant rpofessor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame.

The talk, “Land-atmosphere Interactions in Alaska and Beyond: Tools, Processes, and Implications,” will take place on Tuesday, November 4 at 4:00 pm in 283 Galvin Life Science.

Prof. Rocha researches the biological and environmental controls on ecosystem exchanges of mass and energy at various temporal and spatial scales. His work utilizes a variety of tools, including eddy covariance, remote sensing, and ground-based measures of ecosystem physiology to address these topics. His past work has focused on a variety of topics, including the influence of clouds on CO2 and water exchange in a northern hardwood forest in Michigan, the physiology of tree growth in an old black spruce forest in Manitoba, Canada, and the environmental and biological controls on energy and mass exchanges in a freshwater marsh in Southern California.  Prof. Rocha’s current NSF work focuses on characterizing the effects of wildfire on climate forcing and vegetation recovery on the north slope of Alaska, an area of rapid environmental change.


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