Dan Nepstad, chief program officer for environmental conservation at the Moore Foundation, studies the interaction between land use, forests and climate, especially in the Amazon Basin -- a topic at the forefront of current inquiry into global warming.

Nepstad spoke at Cornell on Mar. 9, 2009 as part of the Climate Change Forum, an initiative of Cornell faculty in the natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, and humanities for deeply interdisciplinary mutual learning in pursuit of an effective and just response to the challenge of global warming. It is sponsored by the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future, with support from the Colleges of Engineering and Agriculture & Life Sciences, and the Institute for Computational Sustainability.

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