Posted by: r.m. | December 2, 2008

FYI – lecture this Friday


The Research and Policy Forum on Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, The Department of Landscape and Ecosystem Management and The Interfaculty Graduate Environmental Sciences Program at AUB cordially invite you  to a lecture and discussion on:

Eastern Mediterranean Climate Variability: Reconstructed from Tree Rings
Dr. Ramzi Touchan, PhD, Associate Research Professor, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Friday, December 5, 12:30-2pm, Auditorium B, West Hall, AUB

Dr. Touchan’s research focuses on integrating dendrochronology into natural and water resources management in the Middle East, Eastern Mediterranean, and North Africa. His current research programs include establishing a multi-century network of climate records for the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa based on tree rings by extending and enhancing existing tree-ring datasets, and by developing new tree-ring chronologies geographically and temporally. This network is being, and will continue to be, used to study interannual to century scale climate fluctuations in the region and their links to large-scale patterns of climate variability.


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