December 9, 2015

Marcos Heil Costa

Effects of Tropical Deforestation on Climate and Agriculture in Brazil

BU’s Seminar Series on Climate Change

December 9, 2015
4:00 - 5:00pm CAS B-36

Speaker: Dr. Marcos Heil Costa
Professor of Agricultural Engineering
Federal University of Vi├žosa, Brazil

This talk will discuss how agriculture expansion in Central Brazil changes climate in the region, and how this climate change feeds back on agriculture, reducing yields and constraining intensification of
agriculture. Implications of this feedback on the expansion of agricultural land will also be discussed.

This program is supported in part by a grant to Earth & Environment Professor Dave Marchant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Science Education Program.