The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research program is unique in its mission to train a generation of professionals equipped to address some of the world's most urgent problems. The symposium highlights the work of current Postdoctoral Researchers. Speakers include:
• Pilar Fernández, "Context matters: Contrasting behavioral and residential risk factors for Lyme disease between the Northeast and Midwest regions in U.S."
• Elisabeth K. Ilboudo Nébié, "We move with the birds: Indigenous Knowledge and Pastoral mobility among the Fulβe of Burkina Faso"
• Anand Osuri, "Carbon sequestration characteristics of species-rich forests and species-poor tree plantations"
• Andy Stock, "Satellite remote sensing of phytoplankton diagnostic pigments in the northern Gulf of Mexico"
• Sha Zhou, "Projected increases in intensity, frequency, and terrestrial carbon costs of compound drought and aridity events"
The Symposium will be presented and moderated by John C. Mutter, Director of Graduate Studies, Sustainable Development Ph.D. program; Director, Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research program; Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.