David W. Wolfe, Ph.D., keynote speaker, presents Climate Change and the Future of Food on October 10th, 2014 at UB.

The Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab presents Climate Change and the Future of Food on Friday, October 10th at 2pm in 114 Wende Hall on UB’s South Campus.

Dr. David W. Wolfe is Professor of Plant and Soil Ecology in the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University, and a leading authority on climate change impacts on natural ecosystems and food security. He has co-authored several influential reports for policy-makers, such as the 2014 National Climate Assessment sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. He currently leads a $5 M USDA project focused on new tools for greenhouse gas management in agroecosystems, and contributes to several soil conservation and climate change adaptation projects in the Ethiopia, Malawi, and Tanzania.  At Cornell he teaches “Climate Change and the Future of Food” and chairs the Atkinson Center Climate Change Focus Group.  He has been featured on National Public Radio and other news media outlets, and is author of the award-winning book on soil ecology for general audiences, Tales From the Underground: A Natural History of Subterranean Life.

Following the presentation, a facilitated Q & A session will take place.  Please direct questions to Subhashni Raj at subhashn@buffalo.edu


Read more about Dr. Wolfe here: www.hort.cornell.edu/wolfe; www.climatechange.cornell.edu; http://soilhealth.cals.cornell.edu; www.nyserda.ny.gov/climaid