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Towards addressing complexity in the Greening of the Arctic

BIOCHANGE seminar: Jeffrey (Jeff) Taylor Kerby, AIAS fellow

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onsdag 16. september 2020,  kl. 09:00 - 10:00


BIOCHANGE - Institut for Biologi, Ny Munkegade 114-116, bygning 1540-324

Dear everyone,

It is our pleasure to invite you to a BIOCHANGE seminar with AIAS fellow and BIOCHANGE associate Jeffrey (Jeff) Taylor Kerby on September 16 @ 9:00 – 10:00. Please note, we start on the hour.

The meeting venue will be room 1540-324 for a maximum of 12 section members (due to the distance rules, we need to adhere to) combined with Zoom for the remainder of the participants (Contact Anne Blach Overgaard for Zoom link). If the physical meeting venue is changed to allow more people to attend physically, we will update this announcement.

Abstract: Across the Arctic tundra biome, vegetation is responding to rapid warming, and satellite measures indicate widespread greening.  Among the most important large-scale ecological responses to global change, this ‘Greening of the Arctic’ reflects, and at times masks, a diverse suite of ecological dynamics.  In this seminar, I will discuss what we know about the ecological dynamics that underpin Arctic Greening, and how this is influenced by scale and our observational approaches. I will also introduce research projects and collaborations that I am working on or developing during my AIAS fellowship at Aarhus University that aim to address some of these knowledge gaps.  I look forward to discussing the High Latitude Drone Ecology Network (and scaling tundra productivity), phenocam applications to Arctic community ecology, and how to better evaluate the impacts of large herbivores on tundra vegetation change.