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Week 10 Tea Talk: Dr. Lucas Silva

The newest member of our Geography faculty, Dr. Lucas Silva, will present a talk entitled “Placing soil-plant-atmosphere interactions at the forefront of climate change research” this Thursday, December 1st, at 4pm in Condon 106.  Please join us at 3:30 in Condon 108 for snacks before the talk.


Leigh Johnson’s research featured in a whiteboard video on Climate change and insurance markets

Dr. Leigh Johnson, who joined the UO Geography faculty in Spring 2016, has had her research on risk transfer in markets in the context of climate change featured in a video released by the University of Zurich, where she completed her post-doc. It’s one of those cool whiteboard drawing videos! It looks at a product called index insurance, which was offered to farmers in rural Kenya to help them cope with losses of crops and other disasters potentially associated with climate change. This development project failed, however, and Dr Johnson’s research examines how various actors in