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PROFESSOR OF CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA (UNITED KINGDOM) AND CHAIR OF THE FRENCH HIGH COUNCIL FOR CLIMATE.
TREE BODYGUARDS, SUPPORTED BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE
of Research for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE France) is investigating the effects of the current climate on trees resistance to herbivores, whose impact is exacerbated by climate change, and on biological control. Conducted in close col- laboration with schoolchildren and teachers from across Europe, this civic science project aims to anticipate the potential effects of global warming on the health of trees and forests.
Scientific committee meeting From top to bottom, left to right: S. Seneviratne, Professor at the Institute of Atmosphere and Climate Sciences, ETH Zurich, P. Gillet, Geophysicist, Geologist and Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne; F. Courchamp, CNRS Research Director at the Laboratoire Écologie Systématique et Évolution (ESE - CNRS/Paris-Sud University); C. Le Quéré, Professor at the University of East Anglia (Climate Change Science and Policy), Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; J-P. van Ypersele, Doctor of Physical Sciences, Climatologist, Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain; J. Haigh, Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Physics at Imperial College, London; P. Cury, Director of the Institute of Research for Development.
HUM-ANI : Climate change and loss of biodiversity are having an impact on the spread of infectious diseases.
HUM-ANI, LED BY THE INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH FOR Development (IRD France), is studying how climate change and the extinction of numerous animal and plant species affect in- teractions between wildlife, livestock and humans, and increase the risk of infectious diseases. The purpose of this study is to understand how pathogenic agents circulate within multi-host systems in Southern Africa, and to configure epidemiological models accordingly.
It s really exciting to see such a wide range of unique projects, led by committed researchers. To better understand what to expect, what is happening now and what may occur in the future, it is essential to encourage the development of climate change science.
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