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We are excited to continue our spring semester colloquium series as we welcome Dr. Chris Fisher, founder and director of the Earth Archive Initiative and professor of anthropology at Colorado State University.
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
About the talk:
Changes to the Earth’s biosphere have reached a critical mass and it is now clear that we can no longer halt these that are resulting from human induced earth system modifications. The resulting climate crisis coupled with human population growth and land use changes are fundamentally altering our planet and as a result we have a limited time to record the Earth’s surface and the distribution of biota. Here we call for a massive international effort to 3-D scan the entire land mass of the planet (29.2%) to create a digital Earth Archive to provide a comprehensive baseline database of the Earth’s surface, and everything on it, at a high resolution that is accessible to as many as possible.