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C-PREE Bradford Seminar with Xingli Giam, "Will China’s Belt and Road Initiative Increase Tropical Deforestation?"

Mar 2, 2020 12:15PM to 01:15PM
Wallace Hall
Room #300


Open to the Public, Registration Required
Xingli Giam, Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

C-PREE, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), Center on Contemporary China, Princeton Environmental Institute

This lecture is part of the David Bradford Energy and Environmental Seminar Series, organized by the Center for Policy Research on Energy and Environment. The seminars highlight scholars and practitioners from various fields working on critical research related to science policy. We invite speakers to share new research they are working on, focusing on important policy-relevant issues. Since its inception in Fall 1999, this series has hosted many speakers who are influential in science & environmental policy. Attendance by Princeton students, faculty and staff is encouraged.

All seminars are open to the public on a limited basis with approved RSVP to ccrosby@princeton.edu

About this Speaker

Xingli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). He completed his B.Sc. (1st class Honours) and M.Sc. degrees in Biology at the National University of Singapore in 2007 and 2010, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University in 2014.

Xingli’s research program at UTK focuses on characterizing and mitigating anthropogenic impacts on the environment with a particular emphasis on tropical and freshwater systems. His research combines field and experimental work with large continental-scale environmental, biological, and socioeconomic datasets to answer policy-relevant questions in conservation across multiple spatial scales. These projects span multiple ecological and human systems, including examining climate change impacts on stream fishes in the southern Appalachians and coal mining impacts on the environment, elucidating mechanisms of biotic community assembly and macroecological patterns, and mapping land-cover/use change and their ecological impacts in SE Asia.