Speaker: Dr. Margaret Leinen
Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Vice Chancellor for Marine Science of University of California at San Diego
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm on October 9, 2018 (Tuesday)
Venue: Room B121, Environmental Building, Peking University
Host: College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University
Institute of Ocean Research, Peking University
Dr. Leinen is the Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Vice Chancellor for Marine Science of University of California at San Diego. The 111-year-old Scripps Institution is one of the largest oceanographic research institutes. Dr. Leinen is an ocean biogeochemist and paleoceanographer whose research includes study of ocean carbon cycling and the role of the oceans in climate. She is also the former President of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the largest geoscience society in the world, and has also served as the President of the Oceanography Society and Chair of the AAAS Section on Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Science. She served as Assistant Director for Geosciences, U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) from 2000-2007. She has been the Vice Chair of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP), Chair of the US Global Change Research Program and Vice Chair of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program.