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From Garbage to Gold: Managing California's Grasslands for Climate Change Mitigation

Whendee Silver, UC Berkeley

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Oct 13, 2016
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM


1130 K Street, Room LL3

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Whendee Silver is Professor of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry, and holds the Rudy Grah Chair in Forestry and Sustainability at U. C. Berkeley. Professor Silver studies the causes, consequences, and potential solutions to climate change. Her research spans the basic science of the role of fluctuating redox on biogeochemical dynamics, to research in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and California’s grasslands with direct policy relevance for climate change mitigation. She has authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications and is the recipient of numerous grants from federal, state, and private funding agencies. She is the lead scientist of the Marin Carbon Project, a consortium of landowners, managers, state and private agencies, and scientists focused on the potential to slow climate change through land-based solutions. Professor Silver was selected as a Leopold Leadership Fellow in 2009, a Google Science Communication Fellow in 2011, and was awarded a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America in 2016. She was recognized as the UC Berkeley Climate Champion in 2015. In 2015, The Silver Lab was given the Innovation Award by the American Carbon Registry in recognition of their work on climate change mitigation. Silver received her M.S. and Ph.D. from Yale University

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