Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Presenting on anthropogenic effects of Native Americans in the southeastern United States
On February 18, Associate Professor Thomas Foster, will be presenting in Paris, France at the Past Global Changes working group, Lancover6K, which is funded by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. He will present on research about anthropogenic effects of Native Americans in the southeastern United States.
The overarching goal of LandCover6k is to produce new datasets of climate-induced (natural) vegetation change (NVC) and anthropogenic land-cover change (ALCC) for climate modelling. We expect that these new NVC and ALCC datasets will provide the means for vegetation and climate modellers to improve their models and the implementation of dynamic vegetation in climate models. In turn, this would then improve the understanding of landcover-climate interactions in the past using climate modelling, and projections of climate change in the future under different anthropogenic land-cover change scenarios.