Lunch and Learn: Colin Orians, 10/4/2016

Farmers at Risk: Impacts of climate change on tea and coffeeTea and Coffee

Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Medford Campus
12 pm – 1 pm. Lunch Provided!
Join us for this weekly, TIE-sponsored ENVS event!

This week’s ENVS Lunch & Learn will be presented by our very own Dr. Colin Orians, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at Tufts. Dr. Orians will discuss his exciting NSF-funded work with tea farmers in China.

Description of the Presentation: Climatic changes are impacting agro-ecosystems around the world and pose a risk to farmer livelihoods and human well being. In his talk, Dr. Orians will present interdisciplinary research on two globally important crops explores both direct effects of climate on tea and coffee farmer-agroecosystems, but also indirect effects of climate on in pest pressures. His work emphasizes the value of interdisciplinary research, the need for new experimental approaches for isolating the impacts of climate, and the importance of imagining how farmers might adapt to our changing world.

If you can’t make it to the Rabb Room, watch it live here!


TIE is a proud sponsor of the Environmental Studies Lunch & Learn lecture series.

Every week during the academic year, ENVS features speakers from government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations to give presentations on environmental topics. This is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge beyond the curriculum, meet other faculty and students and network with the speakers. See a full list of the upcoming speakers here!

Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are welcome to attend.

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