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Zarnetske to serve on National Academies committee

Phoebe Zarnetske, an associate professor of integrative biology and director of

Portrait of Phoebe Zarnetske
Phoebe Zarnetske

the Institute for Biodiversity, Ecology, Evolution, and Macrosystems (IBEEM), has been invited to serve on a prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee organizing a workshop: Climate Intervention in an Earth Systems Science Framework: A Workshop. She is an EEB core faculty member.

The National Academies will convene a workshop to consider the application of climate interventions from an Earth systems science approach. The workshop will address aspects of climate intervention research that would benefit from an Earth systems science approach, including potential unintended consequences, and interactions among and comparisons between proposed climate intervention strategies and other climate responses. 

The committee will evaluate the spectrum of interventions from the prior National Academies’ reports focusing on multiple Earth systems (e.g., agricultural, coastal systems) to focus their discussions, with a goal of identifying crosscutting needs and opportunities for National Science Foundation to address those needs. The discussion will focus on scientific gaps, unintended consequences on Earth systems, and sustainability, governance, and ethical concerns.