The Global Change Center and EEB Seminar Series are pleased to welcome 

Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Fralin Auditorium

Sustainable intensification in agriculture: progress or paradox?

Dr. Megan O’Rourke is an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Food Production Systems. She examines the value of biodiversity in agriculture and the environmental impacts of different food systems.  Specific research topics include links between agriculture and climate change, ecological pest management, genetically modified crops, the emerging local food movement, and agricultural policy impacts.

Dr. O’Rourke has extensive international and policy experience working with the Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service as the organization’s climate change advisor. More recently O’Rourke studied farming systems and deforestation in Cambodia where she worked for USAID as their senior climate change advisor under the auspices of AAAS.