Land and Food System Scholar Series
Invited scholar: Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle
Hosted by: JT Cornelis, Soil Science
Title: Charting a path to net-zero carbon agriculture
Abstract: Agriculture is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), has a unique capacity for carbon storage and is also significantly impacted by changing temperature, and extreme climate events making it an important focus for climate change action. As a result, government and industry have set ambitious emission reduction targets for the sector. Achieving these targets requires the identification and implementation of the most promising mitigation practices for on-farm management of energy, animals, manure, soils and crops. Taking an integrated systems approach to food systems considering the inter-connectedness of various parts will be key.
Biography: Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle is a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Canada. Originally from Brazil, Claudia has degrees from the University of Sao Paulo and Guelph. Claudia leads an internationally renowned research program greenhouse gas emission measurements to determine the carbon footprint of food, feed, and fuel produced by agriculture. Claudia is the Editor-in-Chief of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and leads a nationwide training program on Climate-Smart Soils. Claudia is Director of the North American regional chapter of the International Nitrogen Initiative and was awarded the 2020 IFA Borlaug Award of Excellence in Crop Nutrition.
Join in-person or via Zoom:
Date: Novemeber 3, 2022
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM PDT
Location: In-person at SWNG 310, or via Zoom
Please register here by Oct 30.
In-person seating is limited (capacity of 30)