“The Arctic in a two-degree warmer world” with Prof Eric Post

Past Event

16 October 2018, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

This talk is organised by the School of Geography and Environment and the Oxford Martin TNC Climate Partnership.

While the Earth has, on average, warmed by nearly one degree Celsius since the end of the 19th Century, the Arctic has warmed by almost as much over the past decade alone. In this talk, I will review recent developments in Arctic climate change research, including insights from my own long-term work on tundra plant communities and iconic "Ice Age" species such as caribou and muskoxen, and the implications such insights pose for changes we might expect as the Earth continues to inch toward a two degree warmer future.

All welcome, booking not required.

About the speaker

Eric Post is a professor of climate change ecology and fellow of the John Muir Institute at UC Davis, as well as an Astor Visiting Lecturer at the University of Oxford. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota, his Ph.D. at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and was an NSF post-doctoral fellow at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is the author of two books published by Princeton University Press: Ecology of Climate Change and Time in Ecology, a theoretical framework.