CLIMATE CHANGE, DISTURBANCE AND EXTREME EVENTS: HOW WILL CITIES RESPOND?
Grimm is an ecosystem ecologist and interdisciplinary sustainability scientist who studies interactions of climate change, human activities, resilience, and biogeochemical processes in urban and stream ecosystems. From 1997-2016 Grimm directed the Central Arizona–Phoenix LTER (CAP LTER), a pioneering interdisciplinary study of a complex metropolitan region whose conceptual models of social-ecological-technological systems expanded ecology. She now co-directs the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (URExSRN) and works with cities to co-produce visions of resilient and sustainable futures. Grimm is a Past President of the ESA and a Fellow of AAAS, ESA, SFS, and AGU. She is an editor for Earth’s Future, an editorial advisor for Ecohydrology and the Journal of Urban Ecology, and associate editor for Sustainability and Frontiers in the Built Environment: Urban Science. She is the Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Ecology in the School of Life Sciences and Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University.
Light refreshments at 4pm prior to lecture.
Co-sponsors are Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment, Department of Biology, and University Program in Ecology.