Chris Kucharik to present at next WEI Forward in Energy Forum – March 29

Chris Kucharik, professor of agronomy and environmental studies, will present at the next Forward in Energy Forum, hosted by the Wisconsin Energy Institute.

The forum will be held Wednesday, March 29 at 4 p.m. in Room 1115 of the WEI. RSVP for the event here, as space is limited. Refreshments will be provided.

The topic of the forum will center around energy and the environment and will discuss the impacts of our energy decisions on human health and other living communities.

Other presenters include Tracey Holloway, WEI Executive Committee Member and Professor at the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, as well as Daniel Vimont, Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

Kucharik’s research program is largely interdisciplinary, incorporating field work on cropping systems ecology and ecosystem modeling in a framework that is geared towards understanding the impacts of climate change and land management on the provisioning of ecosystems goods and services – more specifically crop and bioenergy feedstock production, water quantity and quality, carbon sequestration, and climate regulation. His field research largely takes place across Wisconsin, and he uses agroecosystem modeling tools across a continuum of spatial scales from the precision agriculture scale to the regional (e.g., Midwest USA) scale.