To what degree can plants and native ecosystems mitigate climate change?

To what degree can plants and native ecosystems mitigate climate change?

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm


Director of Burnley Campus & Deputy Head of School, University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Stefan Arndt completed his PhD in plant ecophysiology at the University of Vienna in 2000 and is working at the Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science of the University of Melbourne since 2002. He had extensive research experience in plant ecophysiology and biogeochemistry, with research relating to processes operating at leaf, whole plant and ecosystem scales. His work recently focused on the process-based investigation of carbon balance, nutrient cycling and fluxes of greenhouse gases in forest ecosystems and the adaptation of trees to environmental stresses. His contribution to this field has been to use physiological and ecological measures to increase our understanding of ecosystem function, with improved process understanding and model development as a goal.

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