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Managing the global land resource

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With a growing population with changing demands, competition for the global land resource is increasing. We need to feed a projected population of ~12 billion by 2100, and might also need to deliver land-based greenhouse gas removal for climate change mitigation. Managing these conflicts is a major global challenge. I will discuss some of the challenges, synergies, trade-offs and possible solutions.

Prof. Pete Smith (FRS, FRSE , FRSB) is Professor of Soils and Global Change at the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Aberdeen and Science Director of the Scottish Climate Change Centre of Expertise (ClimateXChange). Since 1996, he has served as Convening Lead Author, Lead Author and Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate (IPCC). His interests are in climate change mitigation and impacts, greenhouse gases, fluxes, ecosystem modelling, soils, agriculture, bioenergy and food security.

This talk is part of the Plant Sciences Departmental Seminars series.

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