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The Auburn School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences will present the final lecture of the 2017 Weaver Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 11. The lecture will feature David Fowler, professor at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Fowler will give a talk titled, “Impacts of Human Activities on the Global Nitrogen Cycle Through the 21st Century,” that will discuss the efficacy of the Earth’s ecosystems, atmosphere and oceans to globally cycle increased fixed nitrogen from human activity.

Professor Fowler trained in environmental physics at the University of Nottingham, obtaining a Ph.D. in 1976 from research on the dry deposition of sulfur dioxide by micrometeorological methods. His research focuses on the surface – atmosphere exchange processes of trace gases and particulate matter and has been applied to ozone, acid deposition, the global biogeochemical cycle of nitrogen, emissions of greenhouse gases, atmospheric aerosols and effects of pollutants on vegetation.

Fowler’s work has been widely applied in the development of effects-based pollution control strategies in the United Kingdom and Europe. He was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the University of Nottingham in 1991, became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1999, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 2002. In 2005, he was awarded a CBE or Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his research of atmospheric pollution.

The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences’ Weaver Lecture Series was established in May of 1996 through an endowment provided by Earl H. and Sandra H. Weaver. The objective of the Weaver Lecture Series is to bring experts in various research areas relevant to forestry and wildlife sciences to the Auburn University campus to enhance the school’s academic programs through public lectures and interaction with faculty and students.

The lecture is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, April 11, at 3:30 p.m., in the Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building, 1101 Conference Room. A reception for Fowler will be held prior to the lecture at 3 p.m.

Details about the Weaver Lecture Series and Fowler are online.