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Climate Thursday: Impacts on agriculture and food systems and the marine ecosystem

Professor Jørgen E. Olesen and Professor Katherine Richardson will give lectures on agriculture and food systems, and planetary boundaries.

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Thursday 21 September 2023,  at 08:00 - 09:00




08.00 - 08.30

Jørgen E. Olesen

© Foto: Jesper Rais, Aarhus Universitet (jesperrais@au.dk)

Jørgen E. Olesen, Professor, AU.

Jørgen E. Olesen is professor in climate and agriculture at Aarhus University. He is also head of department at Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University. He is recognised as a world leading expert on climate change impacts on agriculture and on greenhouse gases from agriculture and how they may be mitigated. He has contributed as a lead author to the IPCC WG2 and to several governmental commissions and councils, including the Commission on Climate Change Policy and the Ethical Council. He is award highly cited researcher by Clarivate.

Jørgen will give a lecture on agriculture and food systems.

08.30 - 09.00

Katherine Richardson

Katherine Richardson is a professor in biological oceanography at the University of Copenhagen, leader of the Sustainability Science Centre (www.sustainability.ku.dk), a principle investigator in the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (www.macroecology.ku.dk), and Leader of theQueen Margrethe’s and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir´s Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Ocean, Climate, and Society (www.ROCS.ku.dk). Her research focuses on the importance of biological processes in the ocean for the uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere and how ocean biology, including diversity, contributes to ocean function in the Earth System. Katherine is also a core developer of the Planetary Boundaries framework that attempts to identify a safe operating space for humanity in its impact on global resourcesKR holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard College (1976), a PhD from the University of Wales (awarded while on a Marshall Fellowship) and a D.Sc. from the University of Copenhagen.

Katherine will give a lecture on planetary boundaries.