Environmental impacts and ecosystem response to forest fire smoke

Abstract:

Long-term research goals have been primarily directed at understanding meteorological phenomena that develop in regions of complex, urbanized terrain.  This research thrust has broadened to consider the impact of long-range transport of burgeoning pollutant emissions and crustal dust from Eurasia to North America. A central part of this work was the installation of a state-of-the-art lidar facility at UBC in collaboration with Environment Canada. Lately his interests have turned to the transport and impacts of wildfire smoke. 

Biography:

Dr. McKendry completed his PhD in 1985 at the University of Canterbury, NZ, and is currently a Professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver where he is a long-standing member of the Atmospheric Science program and appointed in Geography (since 1992). He is currently an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Climatology. 

Venue

Room 320, Steele Building (#03)