CSFS Associate Seminars: Dr. Kira Borden

The CSFS Future of Food Global Dialogue Series presents:

CSFS Associate Seminars

CSFS Associate Seminar: Adaptation and Mitigation: Dual Objectives for Addressing Climate Change in Diversified Agroecosystems

About this Seminar

Intentionally increasing the biological complexity of agroecosystems can enhance ecosystem function. In the context of climate change, this can mean adaptation to changing precipitation and temperature regimes and/or mitigation by sequestering and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. In this seminar, we will discuss how this happens ecologically in diversified agroecosystems and the nuances of assessing these processes for making management decisions. I will draw on examples from research on agroforests in Canada and Ghana. We will also look at new research from organic farming at UBC Farm.

About the Presenter

Dr. Kira Borden is an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems working with the Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes Lab. She is an agroecologist with expertise in plant functional ecology and biogeochemistry. Kira’s research is centered on diversified agroecosystems of small- and medium-scale farms producing a range of crops in temperate and tropical regions. Later this year she will be investigating the belowground mechanisms regulating greenhouse gas emissions from diversified cover cropped fields as a Banting Fellow at the University of Guelph.

Date and Time

Tuesday, May 11th from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. PST

  • 45min Presentation
  • 15min Q&A

CSFS Associate Seminars are part of the CSFS Future of Food Global Dialogue Series, and are brought to you by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems.