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Tuesday March 11th, 2014

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Strategies to slow climate change will be the subject of a lecture at the University of Windsor this week.

The lecture will be given by McGill University’s Catherine Potvin, as part of the Royal Society of Canada’s Romanowski Lecture Series.

Dr. Potvin, a world leader in the study of global change biology, will present Halting Deforestation in the Tropics: One piece of the climate change mitigation puzzle.

Potvin’s research has included the study of the consequences of elevated levels of carbon dioxide on plant growth and biodiversity. Her current work investigates tropical landscapes where her team is developing land use strategies to maximize carbon sequestration, or the capture and storage of carbon dioxide as a way to slow down climate change.

The eco expert is the recipient of the 2012 Miroslaw Romanowski Medal, awarded for significant contributions to the resolution of scientific aspects of environment problems or for important improvements to the quality of an ecosystem. Potvin’s visit is sponsored by UWindsor’s Office of Research Services.

The lecture takes place this Wednesday at 4:30pm at the Ambassador Auditorium in the CAW Student Centre.

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