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Apr
22
Mon
Seminars
PAOC Colloquium: Zoe Finkel
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Title:
Revisiting the Redfield Ratio


Abstract:
The Redfield ratio is the atomic ratio of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in phytoplankton and deep ocean waters. Although C:N:P has often been treated as a constant 106:16:1 there is compelling evidence that it is variable. The causes of this variability and implications for ocean biogeochemical modeling will be discussed.

May
6
Mon
Seminars
PAOC Colloquium: Inez Fung
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Natural Capital Project – integrating nature’s value into decision-making

The Natural Capital Project works to integrate the value nature provides to society into all major decisions. We are a team of academics, software engineers, and real-world professionals with the optimism, commitment, and humility to work together. Our ultimate objective is to improve the well-being of all people and nature by motivating greater and more targeted natural capital investments. Our common quest is to shine a light on the intimate connections between people and nature, and to reveal, test, and scale ways of securing the well-being of both.

Speaker: Gretchen Daily, Ph.D., Founder and Faculty Director of the Natural Capital Project at Stanford University

An ecologist by training, Dr. Daily’s research spans biodiversity conservation, agriculture, and livelihoods; the production and value of ecosystem services for human health and well-being; and policy and finance mechanisms for integrating conservation and human development.