Tuesday, May 5 – "Understanding, Managing, and Reducing the Risks of Climate Change"
Chris Field, Carnegie Institution for Science
The Plant Biology Initiative Symposium opened with a keynote lecture by Chris Field, Carnegie Institution for Science and a pivotal member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, on "Understanding, Managing and Reducing the Risks of Climate Change."
Chris Field is the founding director of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology and Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies at Stanford University. Field's research emphasizes field and laboratory studies of impacts of climate change, from the molecular to the global scale. He is co-chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which led the effort on the IPCC Special Report on "Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation" (2012) and Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (2014). Field's research has been recognized with several American and international awards, including the Max Planck Research Award and the Roger Revelle Medal, and with election to learned societies, including the US National Academy of Sciences (2001). Field received his PhD from Stanford in 1981 and has been at the Carnegie Institution for Science since 1984.