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Public Lecture organized by SDSU Georgia

By Mariam Chanishvili
Thursday, May 3
San Diego State University Georgia (SDSU) hosed the public lecture by Interim Dean of College of Sciences, Distinguished Professor of Biology Dr. Walter Oechel on May 2 at the Auditorium of the National Museum of Georgia.

The lecture “Ecosystem feedbacks on climate change: From the Arctic to the South Pacific” highlighted the climate change and human activity affecting the ongoing processes in the environment.

Professor Oechel provided highlights of his current and recent researches.

The presentation was followed by Q&A.

The seminar provided an opportunity to gain knowledge about Professor Oechel’s current innovative research and to improve understanding of both temporal and spatial feedbacks from ecosystems on climate.

Professor Oechel is internationally recognized for his pioneering research on global change impacts. His research was focused on field manipulations of [CO2], water, and temperature and on the measurement of the effects of climate change on ecosystem energy, water and carbon fluxes in Arctic, chaparral, tropics, and peatland ecosystems.

He has received numerous awards for research and education including the National Science Foundation, Director’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and Scholarship 2005, Thomas Reuters: “Most Influential Scientific Minds-2014” and Best Practices in Education, etc.

San Diego State University Georgia, with financial support from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation, offers students an exciting educational opportunity to study in Tbilisi, Georgia.

San Diego State University Georgia offers 6 BA degree programs.

The mission of San Diego State University is to provide research-oriented, high-quality education for undergraduate and graduate students and to contribute to the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research, and service.