Dr. Roz Naylor presents, "Climate and Food Security: A Theme on Variations."
- Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
- Gaines Hall - view map
The Department of Earth Science will host Dr. Roz Naylor on Thursday, February 23rd. Come listen to her presentation titled, "Climate and Food Security: A Theme on Variations." Please join us for this event.
Below is a description from Dr. Naylor for her presentation:
“Volatility in crop production and prices caused by natural climate variability (ENSO) and climate change have profound impacts on food security for the world’s poor who spend the bulk of their income on food. El Nino conditions typically have major effects on precipitation, crop production, and food prices in regions with strong teleconnections, with spillovers to global agricultural markets. Meanwhile, climate change is altering the annual cycle of precipitation in tropical areas, adding to volatility in crop production and prices over time. Drawing on her empirical research on ENSO and food security in Southeast Asia, Roz Naylor will discuss how society’s responses to interannual climate variability can serve as a template for understanding the potential impacts of agricultural shocks linked to climate change and extreme weather events in the future. Her talk will highlight the importance of sound interdisciplinary research in assessing human-environment interactions.”
- Department of Earth Sciences