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12: Towards a Sustainable Global Carbon Loop

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The global carbon loop is strongly defined by natural as well as anthropogenic CO2-sources and sinks. The natural drivers of the C-cycle are linked to minute changes in climate, resulting in feedback effects. All human activities affect climate either directly or indirectly. We will look into the past and discuss to what extent climate affected the rise and fall of civilizations and how ancient societies were able to close their own carbon loops. The seminar explores future options for action: from climate-smart agriculture to geoengineering, hopefully discovering the most promising ways to address climate change for our civilization.

Speakers

University Docent, Climate Impact Research Coordination, Austrian Research Center for Forests, Vienna Chair
Professor, Head Institute of Soil Research, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna Chair

Univ.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Robert JANDL

University Docent, Climate Impact Research Coordination, Austrian Research Center for Forests, Vienna

1986-1992 Research Assistant, BOKU University, Vienna
1992-2016 Senior Researcher, Directorate Staff, Research Coordinator, Austrian Forest Research Center, Vienna, Austria
1993-1994 Research Associate, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
2005 Fulbright Scholar, Colorado State University, Ft Collins, Colorado
2010 Fulbright Scholar, Color State University, Ft Collins, Colorado

Dr.phil. Sophie ZECHMEISTER-BOLTENSTERN

Professor, Head Institute of Soil Research, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

1983-1989 Doctoral thesis in Biology, Institute of Plant Physiology, University of Vienna
1986-1990 Junior Scientist, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
1990-1991 Assistant Professor, Institute of Plant Physiology, University of Vienna
1991-1995 Junior Scientist, Institute for Soil Management, BMLFUW Vienna
1993-1994 Postdoctoral Fellow, Soil Science Department SAC / University of Edinburgh, U.K.
1995-2004 Senior Scientist, Austrian Research Center for Forests, Vienna
2004-2011 Head of Soil Biology, Austrian Research Center for Forests, Vienna
since 2011 Professor, Soil Science/Soil Microbiolgy, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna

Seminar Week

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17.08.2016

17:00 - 17:30Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2016Plenary
17:30 - 18:00Opening SpeechesPlenary
18:00 - 18:30A Midsummer Night's Dream - a TeaserCulture
19:00 - 20:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:30 - 22:00Bread and WineSocial

18.08.-23.08.2016

Seminar 01: Beyond MapsSeminar
Seminar 02: Common Challenges to the European and African Union - Climate, Demography, MigrationSeminar
Seminar 03: Religion and PowerSeminar
Seminar 04: World Water Resources and Human Well-Being at Risk - Trends, Data and GovernanceSeminar
Seminar 05: Scientific Excellence and Social Responsibility - How do they go together?Seminar
Seminar 06: The European Union and Its Eastern NeighboursSeminar
Seminar 07: (Economic-)Policy for Progress - The Return of the "Magic Polygon"Seminar
Seminar 08: Biological or Synthetic Evolution?Seminar
Teach For Austria Summer School: Changemaker Lab - Sapere aude!Seminar
Seminar 09: Rule of Law in China and EuropeSeminar
Seminar 10: Utility of Force in the 21st CenturySeminar
Seminar 11: The European Ethos and the SacredSeminar
Seminar 12: Towards a Sustainable Global Carbon LoopSeminar
Seminar 13: Gender Issues in Complex SocietiesSeminar
Seminar 14: Art as Enlightenment in Post-Enlightenment Times?Seminar
Seminar 15: Smart Factory: Social Effects - Prospects for Employment - Impacts on Work and OrganisationSeminar
Seminar 16: Understanding Big DataSeminar
Theatre Workshop with Students of the Royal Academy for Dramatic Art (RADA), LondonSeminar

24.08.2016

09:00 - 15:00Alpbach Open SpaceBreakout