Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Time: 03:30 pm
Sponsored / Hosted by
Yue Li

Department Seminar: Elsa Ordway

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 | 03:30 pm
Elsa Ordway
Assistant Professor
Event Details

Title: Leveraging remote sensing to understand tropical ecosystems in a changing world

Abstract: The tropics are experiencing dramatic changes as a result of climate change and land-use change. Shifts in carbon flux dynamics, water cycling, and species composition are resulting in feedbacks with globally important consequences. However, tropical forests are not a monolith. They vary enormously in terms of species diversity, climate, soils, human impact, and much more. As a result, tropical forest ecosystems will almost certainly vary in their responses to climate change and land-use change. Yet, these differences remain highly uncertain and poorly understood. I will describe several ways that remote sensing can address these knowledge gaps, particularly when integrated with in situ observations, local knowledge, and modeling.

The Department of Earth System Science acknowledges our presence on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples, who still hold strong cultural, spiritual and physical ties to this region.