February 4, 2015 at 11:15 pm

Science Café: Change & Agricultural Activity, Feb. 4

Science Café presents Dr. David Rosenthal on “Global Change & Agricultural Activity” on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 5 p.m. in the Baker Center Front Room.

David Rosenthal is Assistant Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology, where he studies the response of photosynthesis to environmental change. How will this response affect agricultural productivity? These are questions that Rosenthal will address at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 in the Baker University Center Front Room.

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The event will be live-streamed on Wednesday and archived, and the online audience is invited to submit questions.

Science Cafe“One underlying aspect of global climate change is increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide. It affects some plants significantly more than others. This is why the pollution from your car can potentially increase agriculture productivity,” Rosenthal said.

Two specific plants Rosenthal will discuss are corn and soybeans and how they are affected by carbon dioxide and climate change. Globally, these are two of the most important fundamental crops in terms of caloric intake.

Café events are free and open to students, faculty and staff. Both cafés are venues for students to share their interests informally during a conversation exchange in a friendly setting. The Science Cafe is hosted by Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and Vice President of the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi. The two series are sponsored by the Ohio University chapter of Sigma Xi and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Find the Science Café on Facebook and Twitter.

Fall Semester 2014

Sept. 10, Dr. Monica Burdick, Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: “Stem Cells, Research and Hype. Oh my!

Cafe Conversation, Sept. 17: Dr. Paschal Younge, Music: “African Music, A Big Bowl of Salad: The Interdisciplinarity of the Musical Art of Ghana

Sept. 24, Dr. Ryan Fogt, Assistant Professor, Geography, “All Coupled Climate Models Are Wrong, Some are Useful

Oct. 8, Dr. Brooke Hallowell, Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders, “Harnessing the Power of Eyes to Reveal Cognitive and Linguistic Abilities

Cafe Conversations, Oct. 15,  Dr. Loreen Giese, English

Oct. 22, Jason Trembly, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Ohio Coal Research Center, “What the Frac!

Nov. 5, Dr. Doug Clowe, Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy, “The Dark Side of the Universe

Cafe Conversations Nov. 12, Dr. Geoff Dabelko, Environmental Studies, “The Environment: What’s Security Got To Do with It?

Nov. 19, Dr. Dina Lopez, Professor, Geology, “Reflection of use of Agrochemicals: Illness vs. Food Supply

Dec. 3, Dr. Jason Holub, Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Spring Semester 2015

Jan. 21, Dr. Carl Brune, Professor, Physics and Astronomy, “Cosmic Cooking: The Origin of Elements

Feb. 4, Dr. David Rosenthal, Assistant Professor, Environmental & Plant Biology, “Global Change & Agricultural Activity

Cafe Conversations, Feb. 11,  Dr. Chester Pach, History

Feb. 18, Dr. Elizabeth Gierlowshi-Kordesch, Professor, Geology

Cafe Conversations, March 11,  Dr. Katherine Jellison, History

March 18, Dr. Chris France, Distinguished Professor, Psychology

April 1, Dr. Anne Loucks, Professor, Environmental & Plant Biology

April 15   Sigma Xi Initiation Ceremony

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