New Perspectives on Biogeochemical Cycles
September 28, 2012
Speaker: William Schlesinger
Dr. Schlesinger provides some new ways of examining global biogeochemical cycles and assessing human impact on the cycles of important biogeochemical elements. He focuses on the ongoing, major impact to the cycles of carbon and nitrogen, and what we have learned by large-scale long-term field experiments.
Dr. Schlesinger was among the first to quantify the amount of carbon held in soil organic matter globally, providing subsequent estimates of the role of soils and human impacts on forest and soils in global climate change.