SAVE THE DATE!
The Global Change Center at Virginia Tech is pleased to welcome:
DR. JOSH TEWKSBURY
Director, Colorado Global Hub, Future Earth
LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
Science, Sustainability and Society
Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 4:45-5:45 p.m. | The Lyric Theatre
Dr. Josh Tewksbury is an ecologist, conservation biologist, and planetary health scientist with experience both in academia and in civil society. He is currently the Director of the Colorado Global Hub, at Future Earth; Research Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder; and Senior Scholar, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University.
Josh was the Walker Professor of Natural History at the University of Washington, with appointments both in the department of Biology and the College of the Environment, where his work focused on major global change issues, including the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, the potential of landscape connectivity to mitigate the impacts of climate change, and the impacts of species loss on ecosystem function.
In addition to his decade+ of academic work Josh also served as the founding director of the Luc Hoffmann Institute at WWF, a global research center based in Switzerland focused on the co-creation of multi-disciplinary research. As director, Josh launched over a dozen research projects, including work on the Food-Energy-Water nexus in South-East Asia, Development corridors in East Africa, global mapping of threats to biodiversity, and the development of regionally-appropriate low-carbon sustainability targets for urban areas.
Josh’s current research interests include studies of direct and indirect effects of climate change on food security at large spatial scales, the potential of large-scale restoration to serve multiple human and biodiversity goals, and the contribution of science to large scale planetary health issues.