Paul Pechan will be at Carleton University on Thursday, September 27th.

Paul will be delivering a lunch time talk on climate change, farming, and science and risk communication, titled: How climate change may (or may not) impact behavior of farmers

Time: noon to 1:30pm, Thursday, September 27th

Location: Richcraft Hall, 4400 (Reader’s Digest Resource Centre)

Space is Limited – RSVP here

A workshop for graduate students, Doing it differently: life after graduation, will follow Paul’s talk

Time: 2-3pm, Thursday, September 27th
Location: Richcraft Hall, 4308

RSVP here

Paul  received his PhD in plant physiology from Cambridge University.  After 2 postdocs (the second being at the Experimental Farm in Ottawa) he had the opportunity to start a research group in plant molecular biology at a Max Planck Institute in Germany. For the next 15 years researched  how stress can influence cell division and differentiation  in plants.  Because of his growing  interest in science and risk communication, he then changed fields completely to start a new career as a social scientist at the Institute of Communication and Media Research at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. His is currently coordinating a project  looking at how climate change impacts the behavior of farming communities in Tunisia and Chile. That is also the topic of his lunch talk.

More details to follow. In the meantime, please contact with any questions.