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Candidate Teaching Talk: Dr. Caroline Farrior
January 27, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
The Energy and Resources Group presents research and teaching talks by the five candidate finalists for the Environmental Science faculty position with ERG. The research talks are a part of the ERG Colloquium Spring 2015 series. SPEAKER Dr. Caroline Farrior Postdoctoral Fellow National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis RESEARCH TALK “Competitive games among plants and their implications for the global carbon cycle” Date: Monday, January 26, 2015 Venue: 202 South Hall Time: 4-5:30 pm TEACHING TALK Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Venue: 202 South Hall Time: 12-1 pm Caroline Farrior is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) located at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Caroline is a plant ecologist who studies how competition among plants and their access to resources shape the dominant plant strategies that drive landscape-level patterns such as forest structure, community composition, and carbon storage. She does both theoretical and empirical work to develop understanding of mechanisms needed to decrease the uncertainty in the terrestrial component of earth system models. At ORNL Caroline collaborates with Rich Norby and members of his group. Caroline received her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in 2012 from Princeton University where Simon Levin and Steve Pacala were her co-advisors. Caroline worked with the Pacala group for another two years as a postdoc at the Princeton Environmental Institute before moving to Tennessee.