Center for international Development and Environmental Research
We are very pleased to announce Giannis Sofiadis, PhD student at the partner university Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, received the best poster award during the MedCLIVAR conference 2018 (www.medclivar.eu) that took place in Belgrade 18-21 September 2018.
The poster that was financially supported by ZEU presented Giannis' study on the impact of land cover change on the summer temperature over Europe and the Mediterranean. The study suggests that deforestation will reduce the summer temperature due to a reduction of turbulent fluxes and net radiation. Overall, results enhance our scientific understanding about the role of vegetation in the land-atmosphere interactions.
The MedCLIVAR conference series are forums for dissemination and discussion of progress in research on climate variability and change, impacts, adaptation, mitigation and policy solutions and options in the Mediterranean region and in the global Mediterranean climate areas."