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A RESEARCH SEMINAR

"Efficient Use of Land to Meet Sustainable Energy Needs:
Solar Energy Development in the Anthropocene"

Rebecca R. Hernandez
UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow
Energy and Resources Group
UC Berkeley

Monday, April 27, 2015
11:30 - 12:30
Bren Hall 1424

Hosted by Dean Steve Gaines

Abstract
Rebecca’s energy-related research is underpinned by the production and analysis of large, energy-related data sets to elucidate the intersection between energy development and the environment. Her work shows how renewable energy development can be realized at policy-relevant timescales to address issues of energy insecurity, climate change, and global environmental change.

Biography
Dr. Rebecca R. Hernandez received her PhD in Environmental Earth System Science from Stanford University in 2014. Her research examines processes a) in which human and natural systems interact and b) that elucidate the functioning of the Earth system. Her research program encompasses three interconnected themes: 1) Energy Geography and Development, 2) Global Change in Aridlands, and 3) Soil Ecology and Biogeochemistry. Read more.

NOTE: Research seminars are hosted by Bren faculty members and are generally high-level talks about research in a particular area of environmental science and management.

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