The Bjerknes Centre is a collaboration on climate research, between the University of Bergen, Uni Research, the Institute of Marine Research, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre.

Ecological insights in the Earth system:  Facilitating knowledge-model integration

Will Wieder from National Center for Atmospheric Research and University of Colorado, Boulder will give a talk on June 26. With training as an experimental soil biogeochemist he is interested in evaluating and improving the terrestrial component Earth System models by incorporating ecological theory and observations.

Will Wieder


From their origins as physical representations of the climate system, Earth system models (ESMs) have grown to incorporate a multitude of physical, chemical, and biological processes. These developments present new opportunities to gain insight and make scientifically informed decisions about how human activities can alter Earth’s operating systems. They also present enormous challenges in trying to bridge perspectives from historically disconnected scientific disciplines. Yet, addressing these challenges is critical- especially in the world beneath our feet. This talk explores terrestrial biogeochemical cycles from theoretical, empirical and modeling perspectives and discusses some of the challenges in applying new insights into our understanding of the global carbon cycle and its likely response to novel environmental conditions.


Arranged date for the seminar talk: Jun 26, 2017