Paul Buck Memorial Lecture
Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Helmerich Hall, Room 219
The TU Biological Science Department will host guest speaker Dr. Lewis H. Ziska for a discussion on Climate, CO2 and Plant Biology: Exploring the Links to Public Health.
The event is free and open to the public.
Ziska is a research plant physiologist who works for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Research Service, specializing in crop systems and global change.
Ziska has devoted much of his career to researching the impact that climate change and rising levels of carbon dioxide have on plants and aerobiology as well as the role they play in agriculture and public health. His research shows pollen allergens such as ragweed thrive in hotter weather, and higher levels of CO2 increase allergens, which extend the allergy season.