Duke University Wetland Center 2017 Distinguished Speaker Series - Jan Pokorny

October 4, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Levine Science Research Center (LSRC), A158, Duke West Campus


The Duke University Wetland Center Distinguished Speaker Series

Fall 2017 Lecture

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Jan Pokorný, RNDr., Director, Scientific Technological Park and ENKI, o.p.s Třeboň, Czech Republic

Direct thermodynamic effect of wetlands on climate: Water & plants reduce gradients that drive wind & hurricanes

The lecture is free and open to the public but space is limited.  It will be webcast live here on Oct. 4 and in replay.

Dr. Jan Pokorný was born in 1946 and graduated from Charles University Prague in 1969. He is Director of the Scientific Technological Park and ENKI, o.p.s., and an Assistant Professor at Charles University Prague Faculty of Sciences (Plant Ecophysiology) and at the University of Agriculture in Prague. Since the 1980s he has been a research scientist of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, involved in research projects on wetland ecology and landscape restoration. Dr. Pokorný is a principal researcher of the National Research Programme of the Czech Republic Development of methods for evaluation of solar energy fluxes in ecosystems. He is a member of international scientific committees and the author of approximately 200 scientific publications.