Seminar and Events Schedule

Note: During the Fall 2021 semester, the Ecoinformatics Seminar will  meet on Mondays from 11:30-12:20 via Zoom. If you are interested in getting on the list to receive the Zoom link, please contact Dr. Katharyn Duffy

The calendar below lists all Ecoinformatics and related events, including our weekly seminar. The weekly Ecoinformatics Seminar series includes a full schedule of world-class speakers who will present their research and take some time to talk about career development and how they got where they are today. Please join us every week for this exciting seminar series!

 

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  • Abhishek Chatterjee

    Abhishek Chatterjee

    11:30 am-12:30 pm
    August 23, 2021

    From diagnosis to attribution: constraining carbon cycle dynamics using contemporary observations

    Abhishek Chatterjee
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    Universities Space Research Association, Columbia, MD

    Abstract
    Future climate predictions and societal responses to climate change require an in-depth understanding of carbon-climate feedbacks and changes to the carbon cycle. In turn, this understanding hinges on our ability to diagnose the sources and sinks of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), their variability and future evolution. My research focuses on developing and implementing statistical and numerical methods that utilize advances in observational and modeling strategies to study the carbon cycle from global to regional domains and across a variety of space-time scales. In this talk, I will show two unique examples to illustrate how information from space-based sensors can be used to understand the response of the carbon cycle to natural and anthropogenic perturbations: first, we will look at how the global carbon cycle responded to the 2015-2016 El Niño event, and second, how short-term, regional changes in fossil fuel emissions during the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the carbon cycle? I will highlight how insights gained from these applications are informing model and technological developments to make better use of information from current and future space-based missions. Finally, I will also discuss the potential (and the necessity) for a coordinated diverse observing portfolio, comprising of airborne, remote sensing and ground measurements, to obtain a deeper understanding of the changing carbon cycle and its co-evolution with atmospheric composition and climate.

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  • Josh Biggs

    Josh Biggs

    11:30 am-12:30 pm
    August 30, 2021

    This seminar will cover the importance of visuals in research. Mr. Biggs will lead an open-ended discussion and presentation that speaks to the importance of visuals in research. As part of the presentation, we’ll talk about both the content and technical production of lab and in-the-field imagery and videography with limited resources and equipment. We’ll also talk about existing visual resources that NAU marketing can offer research teams.

    Josh Biggs is the Photo/Video Manager for University Marketing, and has a background in photojournalism and documentary works. He has taught both at NAU and Prescott College and has published with many newspapers and magazines including the New York Times,  LA Times, Rolling Stone and many others.

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