Effects of Climate Change on Crop Yields and Implications for Food Security
Lisa Ainsworth, Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presents a lecture titled "Effects of Climate Change on Crop Yields and Implications for Food Security" at Swift Hall on June 25, 2012. Her presentation provides detailed data on the developing changes in the global climate and outlines biotechnological advances that could be utilized to counteract the problem.
Ainsworth's presentation was part of a three-day Summer Teacher Institute titled "Feeding the World: Challenges to Achieving Food Security." The Institute was presented by the University of Chicago Center for International Studies and cosponsored by the Program on the Global Environment, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Center for East European and Russian Eurasian Studies, and the Global Health Initiative.