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Colloquium: Dr. Diego Riveros-Iregui “A Research Update from the Carbonshed Lab”
September 9, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dr. Diego Riveros-Iregui, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Professor of Geography, Interim Co-Director of UNC Center for Galapagos Studies, will give a talk on Geography Colloquium Series on Friday, September 9, 2022 during 3:30-5:00pm.
Title: A Research Update from the Carbonshed Lab
Abstract: In this seminar, I will offer examples of ecohydrological observations conducted in the Carbonshed Lab across different ecosystems and climates, emphasizing the role of the physical template of landscapes in mediating watershed dynamics. I argue that new process knowledge gained from such observations can help us characterize landscapes, discretely or continuously, as an arrangement of response characteristics and thresholds. I evaluate the grand challenge of understanding ecological processes across the terrestrial – aquatic interfaces in the face of climate and land-use change. Finally, I summarize findings of an international research experience for undergraduate students (IREU) in geography aimed at training the next generation of environmental leaders and improving the participation of underrepresented students in science.