Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability kicks off a Managing the Planet series Sept. 25

SoGES, the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University, is launching its Fall 2013 Managing the Planet Panel Series on Sept. 25.

A panel of leading CSU experts will discuss “What have we learned from climate change science? What the latest data mean for our water, mountains, food and species,” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason St., Fort Collins.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is releasing the first portion of its assessment report this month, providing the most updated information on climate change. The SoGES panel will examine the latest climate change science as it relates to water, ecosystems, mountains, food, species and atmosphere.

Panelists from several departments at CSU include LeRoy Poff, Professor in the Department of Biology and Director of the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology; Jill Baron, Senior Research Ecologist with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and the United States Geological Survey; Scott Denning, Monfort Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of Education and Diversity for the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes; and Troy Ocheltree, Assistant Professor in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship. The panel moderator is Gene Kelly, Associate Director for Research & Development for SoGES and Chair of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

The panel is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website

About the School of Global Environmental Sustainability
A first for the state, the School of Global Environmental Sustainability encompasses all sustainability (society, economics and environment) education and research at Colorado State University. The school positions CSU to address the multiple challenges to global sustainability through broad-based research, curricular programs and outreach initiatives. SoGES’ emphases include food security, environmental institutions and governance, sustainable communities, land and water resources, biodiversity, conservation and management, climate change and energy. This approach capitalizes on the university’s historic strength in environmental research and education and builds upon the education and research that already exists within all eight colleges on campus from the Warner College of Natural Resources to the College of Business.

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