The 152th RIHN seminar

Date: January 11th, 2018 (Thursday) 14:30 - 16:00
Place: Lecture Hall, RIHN( → Access)
Lecturer: Lan Wang Erlandsson
(JSPS Fellow, Researcher, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University)
Title: Resilience in the Sky: moisture recycling as connector of land and water
Language: English

We live today on a human-dominated planet under unprecedented pressure on both land and water. Because the water cycle is intrinsically linked to vegetation and land use, anticipating the consequences of simultaneous changes in land and water systems requires a thorough understanding of their interactions. One important mechanism connecting land and water at the regional to continental scale is moisture recycling - which refers to the process whereby terrestrial evaporation is returned to land as precipitation. In this seminar, I would like to discuss moisture recycling from three perspectives: (1) the role of land-use for the water cycle, (2) the role of the water cycle functioning for forest and landscape resilience, and (3) exploration of the social and governance dimensions of moisture recycling. The seminar will draw from my PhD research and other collaboration projects, as well as seek to - together with you - discuss the new research questions posed for my research here at RIHN and beyond.

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