Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

"From the Arctic to the tropics, improving the representation of photosynthesis in Earth system models"

Presented by Alistair Rogers, Environmental & Climate Sciences Dept (BNL)

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 11:00 am — Large Conference Room, Bldg. 490

Terrestrial photosynthesis (gross primary productivity) is the largest carbon flux on the planet and the gatekeeper process for the subsidy of fossil fuel use provided by the terrestrial carbon sink. Increasing confidence in model representation of photosynthesis is an essential part of reducing uncertainty in projections of global change. Focusing on leaf level physiology, I will discuss the how parametric and structural representation of photosynthesis impacts model responses to key environmental drivers and show how data from field work in the Arctic and tropics is aiming to inform model parameterization and representation of photosynthesis in next generation models.

Hosted by: Shawn Serbin

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