With so much often-contradictory advice on how individuals can reduce their carbon footprints, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Which measures are scientifically sound and most effective? To what extent are people able to reduce global warming and adapt to its effects? Pataki, an ecologist, will answer such questions during her lecture.

She studies the role of urban landscapes in the climate system. Her research focuses on the influence of vegetation on hydrology, water resources and greenhouse gases. Pataki received a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a master’s and doctorate from Duke University. In 2008, she won the American Geophysical Union’s James B. Macelwane Medal.


Student Center, Doheny Beach rooms A and B (bldg. 113, grid D5 on campus map)

07:30 a.m.