Title: Integrated human-Earth system modeling

Abstract: Human activities influence the Earth system, with changes in emissions, land use, land cover, and land management all impacting temperature, precipitation, and other aspects of the Earth system. At the same time, changes in the Earth system have consequences for human activities. For example, increases in temperature alter energy demand, through changes in demand for heating and cooling. Changes in precipitation affect water availability for energy and agriculture. The combination of changes in temperature, precipitation and CO2 influence crop yields and thus alter land use and land cover. In this talk, I’ll provide an overview of the potential future evolution of the integrated human-Earth system, exploring the effects of humans on the Earth system, the Earth system on human activities, and potential feedbacks between the two.

Speaker Information


Kate Calvin


Earth Scientist


Joint Global Change Research Institute


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Nathan Mueller

Date and Time: 

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:30pm


The Jenkins Room | Croul Hall 3101