Amazon Forest Interactions with Earth's Climate System

Jeffrey Q. Chambers

Title Conditional: Amazon Forest Interactions with Earth's Climate System
Monday, October 6, 2014
Time: 12:00 – 1:15 pm | CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

The Amazon rain forest outside of Manaus, Brazil. (Photo courtesy of CIFOR.)
The Amazon rain forest outside of Manaus, Brazil. (Photo courtesy of CIFOR.)

Read "Climate: Is Our Carbon Sink Sunk?" by Noelia González in the Fall 2015 Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.

Tropical forests are being affected by global changes, particularly the rising concentration of atmospheric CO2, elevated temperatures, and changing precipitation patterns. This talk will examine the impact of these changes and how complex human landscapes interact with Earth’s climate system.  

Jeffrey Q. Chambers is a faculty scientist in the Climate Sciences Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and an associate professor of Geography at UC Berkeley.