Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical Forests
Prof. Catherine Potvin, McGill University, Canada Research Chair on Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical Forests: Science for Empowerment
Thursday October 15, 2015 – 8 p.m.
Professor Potvin is also a Trottier Fellow from the Trottier Institute for Science and Public Policy, Director, PFSS: Panama Field Study Semester. She is a plant biologist who specializes in tropical forest ecology and conservation. Tropical forests play a crucial role in the global carbon cycle and for species conservation. Besides they are amazingly beautiful and express the full imagination of nature! She studies land uses and the protection of forests in full respect for the people that live in or from them.
- Past lectures
- Leonard Euler: The return to St. Petersburg
- Mary K. Gaillard, Columbia University
- Donald Pfaff, The Rockefeller University
- Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical Forests
- Science and religion
- Core social cognition
- The Violinist’s Thumb
- Changing the Stories of our Lives
- Darwin's Mad Dream
- Cybernetics: Sketches of Another Future
- Canada: Leader or Laggard in Sustaining Marine Biodiversity
- Regenerative Medicine: Fantasy or Reality?
- Evolution for Everyone
- From mind-reading to brain implants
- How artists bend the laws of physics
- Hiding in the Mirror
- Arctic Environments, Lake Mud and Climate Change
- Modern Cosmology and Superstring theory
- Adventures into brain science
- The Periodic Table
- The Cosmic Gift of Neutron Stars
- Brain and Memory
- Stem cells in cancer: do they matter?