Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred Lerner Hall, Jed D. Satow Room, Fifth floor
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Speaker: Richard Houghton, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center
The Earth Institute's Columbia Climate Center presents "Managing Carbon on Land in the Context of Climate Change," with Richard Houghton, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center as part of a new Carbon Management Distinguished Speaker Series.
Free and open to the public, however, registration is required.
Richard Houghton is a Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) in Falmouth, Massachusetts. The Center is an independent, nonprofit institute focused on environmental science, education, and policy. Houghton has studied the interactions of terrestrial ecosystems with the global carbon cycle and climate change for about 30 years, in particular documenting changes in land use and determining the sources and sinks of carbon attributable to land management. He has participated in IPCC Assessment Reports and the U.S. Climate Change Science Programs First State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR): The North American Carbon Budget and Implications for the Global Carbon Cycle. Houghton has been at the WHRC since 1987, serving for two years (1993-1994) as a visiting senior scientist at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. He has worked as a research scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Houghton received his Ph.D. in ecology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1979.
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