Early Warning Signals Webinar

29 January 2024 | 2:30 - 4:00 PM CET | Online
Add to Calendar 2024-01-29 14:30:00 UTC 2024-01-29 16:00:00 UTC UTC Early Warning Signals Webinar 29 January 2024 | 2:30 - 4:00 PM CET | Online https://council.science/events/early-warning-signals-webinar/

Join AIMES, the Earth Commission, Future Earth, and the WCRP Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity for a webinar on Early Warning Signals as part of a series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping points, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system.

This event is part of the tipping points discussion series which aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. It supports efforts to increase consistency in treatment of tipping elements in the scientific community, develop a research agenda, and design joint experiments and ideas for a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project (TipMip).

This discussion series is a joint activity of the Analysis, Integration, and Modelling of the Earth System (AIMES) global research project of Future Earth, the Earth Commission Working Group 1 Earth and Human Systems Intercomparison Modelling Project (EHSMIP) under the Global Commons Alliance and the Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity of World Climate Research Program (WCRP).

Presentations

  • Climate Tipping Points: Theory, empirical evidence, uncertainties Niklas Boers (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research – PIK)
  • The spatial signatures of dryland ecosystems resilience Sonia Kéfi (University of Montpellier)
  • Q&A/ Discussion

Moderated by Chis Boulton (Exeter University)

Speakers

Niklas BoersPotsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Niklas Boers is Professor of Earth System Modelling, Technical University of Munich and Leader of the Future Lab ‘Artificial Intelligence in the Anthropocene’ at PIK. He is also associate coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project ‘Tipping Points in the Earth System’ (TiPES).

  • extreme events
  • paleoclimate
  • complex system science
  • dynamical systems
  • machine learning
  • time series analysis,
  • semi-empirical modelling

Sonia KéfiUniversity of Montpellier

Sonia Kéfi is a researcher at the CNRS based in the BioDICée team at the Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier (ISEM), France. In an era of global change, her research aims at understanding how ecosystems persist and change under pressures from changing climate and land use. What makes ecosystems resilient to changes and what makes them fragile, combine mathematical modelling and data analysis to investigate the role of ecological interactions (in particular facilitation) in stabilizing and destabilizing ecosystems, but also to develop indicators of resilience that could warn us of approaching ecosystem shifts.


Photo by NASA on Unsplash

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