Join us to learn about how scientists track the human impacts on our planet’s climate from the Interim Director of Carnegie’s Department of Global Ecology Anna Michalak.

Anna Michalak uses atmospheric observations to study the emission and cycling of greenhouse gases at scales ranging from a single urban area to global. She is the lead author of the 2011 U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan and a major contributor to the 2018 Second State of the Carbon Cycle report, which it inspired.

She will explain how ecologists unravel the complex systems that contribute to our climate and how these models can be used to develop emissions goals, such as those specified in the Paris Agreement, and to create strategies for achieving them.

Michalak joined Carnegie in 2011 from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, where she was the Frank and Brooke Transue Faculty Scholar and associate professor. She received her bachelors in environmental engineering from the University of Guelph in Canada and both her M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She conducted her postdoctoral work at the Earth System Research Laboratory at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder Colorado.

June 11, 2020