Rob Jackson, the Michelle and Kevin Douglas Provostial Professor in Stanford University’s School of Earth Sciences, will present a guest lecture on Tuesday, March 24, on “The Environmental Footprint of Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil.”
The lecture, presented by the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, will take place 5-6:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University campus. It is free and open to the public, however, RSVP is required at the SoGES website.
The event will also be streamed live online at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVX1N18c3TA
Jackson, who is also senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and at the Precort Institute for Energy at Stanford, published the first studies examining drinking water quality and shale gas extraction. He is an ecologist who studies the ways people affect the earth. He examines hydrocarbon emissions upstream from wellpads and downstream in cities, including the first maps of natural gas leaks across urban pipelines in Boston and Washington, D.C.
In recent years Jackson directed the DOE National Institute for Climate Change Research for the southeastern U.S., co-chaired the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan, and currently co-chairs the Global Carbon Project.