We'll have our first talk of the quarter! Some of you may have met him this first week - James Rising is one of EPIC's new postdocs this year:
James Rising is an interdisciplinary modeler and a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC). He studies interaction between society and the planet, and is particularly interested in climate impacts, the water-energy-food nexus, and fisheries. James will present a new approach to estimating the future of coffee production, as suitable areas shift away from the equator and to higher elevations.
Potential talk on interpreting climate data for social science users
By the way, as per some discussions this week, we're trying to put together a workshop on how to interpret climate/weather/reanalysis data products. For those of you in the social sciences who work with climate data, could you let us know what products / models / data types / etc. you use generally so we can tune this potential talk to you? For those of you in the natural sciences who work on model interpretation/creation/etc. and want to help put this together, please let us know as well!