Climate Change & Agriculture: What to Expect & What We Should Be Thinking Aboutte: What to Expect & What We Should Be Thinking About
May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elizabeth Marks, United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) and Dr. Dennis J. Timlin, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS)
Elizabeth Marks serves as a biologist for the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) in the Hudson Valley (New York). A certified Holistic Management educator, she works with landowners to improve soil health and biological diversity on their farm and forest. In 2020 she spent a year on a special assignment as the NRCS liaison to the USDA Northeast Climate Hub. Elizabeth received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Mount Holyoke College and attended King’s College London. She lives in Chatham, NY in a net-zero, energy efficient home she designed herself.
Dr. Dennis J. Timlin is a Research Soil Scientist with the USDA-ARS Adaptive Cropping Systems Laboratory at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, MD. He grew up on Long Island, in NY and has lived and worked in Maryland since 1991. He earned his B.A. Degree in Biology from the State University of NY at Buffalo, NY in 1974 and his M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Soil Physics from Cornell University in 1987. He is a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America. His program is directed toward quantifying the effects of environmental variables on crop growth and soil processes. Current research involves development of plant and soil simulation models for use in climate change and agricultural management assessment, and in research. His interests are in how plants and their environment (soil, temperature, and carbon dioxide) interact and how to quantify that interaction in simulation models. His experimental research utilizes sunlit growth chambers to study carbon assimilation, growth and development of plants. He has developed and worked on computer simulation models for corn, soybean, potato, cotton, and rye (as a cover crop).