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Making Waves: Rob Jackson

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Episode 7: Contamination From Hydraulic Fracturing: Causes & Solutions, Rob Jackson

Rob Jackson

This month's podcast features Rob Jackson talking about hydraulic fracturing.

Robert Jackson is the Nicholas Chair of Global Environmental Change at the Nicholas School of the Environment and a professor at Duke University. He is currently Director of Duke's Center on Global Change and Duke's Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. He also directs the Department of Energy-funded National Institute for Climate Change Research for the southeastern U.S. and co-directed the Climate Change Policy Partnership, working with energy and utility corporations to find practical strategies to combat climate change.

His research examines how people affect the earth, including studies of the global carbon and water cycles, biosphere/atmosphere interactions, energy use, and global change. His work featured in this podcast focuses on the potential for contamination due to hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from shale. Jackson has been awarded the Murray F. Buell Award from the Ecological Society of America, a Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering from the National Science Foundation.

http://www.pnas.org/content/110/28/11250
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es402165b
http://www.pnas.org/content/108/20/8172

Running time: 13 minutes
Host: Eric Moody




Published: 12/15/2013

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