Deforestation and Warming of Tropical Agricultural Regions

Join us this Thursday for the Environmental Studies Lunch & Learn!

This week’s ENVS Lunch & Learn is with Avery Cohn, Assistant Professor of Environment and Resource Policy at Tufts, who will speak about trends showing substantial increase in warming as a result of tropical agricultural deforestation. More info here.

COHN

Description of the Presentation: Tropical deforestation can substantially increase nearby air temperature by reducing evaporative cooling. But, because recent tropical forest loss has been concentrated in recently-settled regions with low weather station density, forest loss-driven biophysical warming has likely gone systematically under-detected in temperature records. I’ll present results of research in my group analyzing satellite data to demonstrate that in many locations across the tropics, forests lost from 2000-2013 caused warming that exceeded the warming predicted from global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. I’ll close on a hopeful note—discussing how the finding might encourage farmers to protect nearby forests.


Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Medford Campus
12 pm – 1 pm. Lunch Provided!
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