JADE D'ALPOIM GUEDES is Associate Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography & the Department of Anthropology at University of California San Diego, and an Affiliated Researcher at the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation. Her research focuses on the Tibetan Plateau, where she directs a multi-disciplinary, National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Geographic funded excavation project in the Jiuzhaigou National Park, Sichuan Province,
XIAOHUA GOU is Changjiang Distinguished Professor of Ministry of Education of China (MOE), Dean of the College of Earth and Environment Sciences at Lanzhou University, and Director of the MOE Key Laboratory of West China's Environmental System. Her research focuses on west China, particularly the Tibetan Plateau and surrounding areas. She explores past climate variability and its influence on ecosystem through tree-ring analysis.
GONGBU TSERING is an Associate Professor at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. With a Ph.D. in range management, his research focuses on resource land management in pastoral areas of Sichuan Province. In addition, he has conducted field research in Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province and founded an NGO to promote the scientific value of traditional knowledge. He will speak on rebuilding rural community cooperative institutions and their role in herder adaptation to climate change.
JAMES PITTOCK is a Professor at the Fenner School of Environment & Society at The Australian National University and co-convenes ANU's Masters of Climate Change program. His current research focuses on the management of the Lancang and Dri Chu (Yangtze) rivers, specifically the nature and implications of dam construction and nature conservation.
Please join us for a roundtable hosted by the Modern Tibetan Studies Program and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, and the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University, with research findings by four scholars working in Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. By modeling climate-driven limits on agricultural production, Dr. D'Alpoim Guedes will offer a deep history of human adaptation on the Eastern Tibetan Plateau. Dr. Gongbu Tsering will speak on rebuilding rural community cooperative institutions and their role in herder adaptation to climate change. Dr. Xiaohua Gou and Dr. James Pittock will present their research on climate variability in the region, and water resource management, respectively. A moderated discussion will follow.
This event is sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and cosponsored by the Modern Tibetan Studies Program, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University.