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Join us on the 10th May at 1pm BST / 12pm GMT/ for episode twelve. In a world where climate change impacts us all, PLOS Climate is empowering global collaboration between all stakeholders – researchers and organizations, individuals and policymakers. Join Editor-in-Chief Emma Archer and Executive Editor Jamie Males to learn more about the aims of the journal, and how it contributes to some of the biggest conversations about the future of our planet. They will also be joined by recent PLOS Climate author John Bruno, marine ecologist and Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (US) to highlight his recent co-authored paper,A century of warming on Caribbean reefs"


Explore the latest PLOS Climate articles, and learn more about this new Open Access journal.


Full series programme:


  • 4th April, 1.30pm BST How NOT to save a planet with Prof Thom Brooks, Professor of Law and Government, the Dean of Durham Law School 


  • 13th April, 10am BST - The challenges of communicating climate change with Dr Christel W. van Eck, University of Amsterdam


  • 19th April, 3pm BST - Achieving climate goals in the residential sector and industry: Power to heat and Green hydrogen as the most promising applications of sector integration with Tuomas Vanhanen, Tampere University, Finland, and Jasmin Ramsebner, Vienna University of Technology


  • 20th April, 4pm BST - Role of AI in Predicting Climate Disasters in Northern Regions with Dr. Pooneh Maghoul, Polytechnique Montreal and PhD Candidate Ali Fatolahzadeh Gheysari, University of Manitoba


  • 21st April 1pm BST - The Social Aspects of Environmental and Climate Change with Prof. E. Carina H. Keskitalo, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences


  • 22nd April, 10am BST - Home away from home: The importance of sanctuaries for protecting and studying our fellow apes with PhD Candidate Jake Brooker, Durham University 


  • 25th April, 10am BST -  Satellite Remote Sensing - a Conservation Revolution with Dr Nathalie Pettorelli, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London


  • 26th April, 9am BST - Net Zero, Food and Farming: Climate Change and the UK Agri-Food System with Professor Neil Ward, Professor of Rural and Regional Development at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich 


  • 28th April, 11am BST - Defusing the 2020s Heat Bomb: Getting Government Action Now with Prof Ian Budge, Emeritus Professor, University of Essex


  • 4th May, 3pm BST  - Opportunities for storage to achieve deep decarbonization across sectors with Prof Noah Kittner, University of North Carolina System, Department of Environmental Sciences & Engineering


  • 9th May, 9am BST - Impacts of Plastics Pollution on Seabirds with PhD Candidate Peter Puskic, University of Tasmania


  • 10th May, 1pm BST - PLOS Climate: Breaking down barriers in climate change research publishing with Emma Archer, Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Climate and Associate Professor in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Pretoria,  Jamie Males, Executive Editor of PLOS Climate


  • 12th May, 10am BST - Biotransformation Technology: How to deliver full biological decomposition on polyolefin packaging materials in the open environment with Celine Moreira, Polymateria
Date and Time
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 1:00 pm BST / 12:00 pm GMT
Speakers Avatar Prof Emma Archer, Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Climate and Associate Professor in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Pretoria

Emma Archer is an Associate Professor in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Pretoria, teaching in the areas of climate and managed ecosystems. Her research focus is largely on drylands, with experience throughout the SADC region and on the continent. Her two main study sites are the southern Waterberg, Limpopo Province; and the eastern Karoo; in South Africa. She is active in international assessments, including work on certain of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) assessments, on GEO-6, on the IUFRO Forests and Water assessment, as well as the joint IPBES/IPCC report to be released in mid-2021.

,Avatar Dr Jamie Males, Executive Editor of PLOS Climate

Jamie received a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford, where he developed a fascination with plant ecophysiology, before undertaking a PhD in Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. His doctoral research focused on the physiological drivers of climatic niches in tropical plants. He has performed fieldwork in the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, and Australia, and has participated in a range of science education and outreach initiatives. Through interacting with researchers in a wide range of countries and contexts, Jamie developed a keen interest in Open Access and Open Science, leading him to join PLOS in June 2017.

,Avatar Prof John Bruno, University of North Carolina

Dr John Bruno is a marine ecologist and Professor in the Department of Biology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research is focused on marine biodiversity and macroecology, coral reef ecology and conservation, and the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems. He earned his Ph.D. from Brown University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University in disease ecology. His lab group primarily works in the Galápagos and the Caribbean – including Belize, the Bahamas, and Cuba.

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