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ANDY JONES – Rational Numbers: Improving the Usability of Science for a Climate Resilient Society

March 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

SPEAKER:
Andy Jones
Research Scientist
Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
UC Berkeley

DATE: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
TIME: 4:00-5:30pm
PLACE: 126 Barrows

TITLE:
Rational Numbers: Improving the Usability of Science for a Climate Resilient Society

DESCRIPTION:
There is a growing need for information about changing climate conditions to guide planning, ranging from agriculture to water and energy systems to coastal infrastructure. However, many of the scientific data products available to decision-makers were not produced with their needs in mind and lack credibility information that could be used to guide the use of certain data products for specific applications. In this presentation, Andy Jones describes two lines of research aimed at addressing this gap – a stakeholder-informed model climate model evaluation approach, and the development of decision-support tools that enable a risk-based approach to adaptation planning given uncertain future conditions.

BIO:
Dr. Jones is Deputy Director of the Climate Readiness Institute and a research scientist in the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he leads the Earth Systems and Society Program Domain. He is the Hydroclimate theme lead for LBL’s Water-Energy Resilience Research Institute.

His research uses quantitative Earth system science tools –computer models, uncertainty quantification techniques, etc. – to gain decision-relevant insight into how humans affect the climate and vice versa. Through partnerships with practitioners, his work aims to enhance the resilience of water, energy, and agricultural systems to multiple stressors including an uncertain climate future.

Details

Date:
March 14
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Energy and Resources Group
Website:
https://erg.berkeley.edu

Venue

126 Barrows Hall
126 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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