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Ursula M Ruiz Vera UrsulaMRuizVera Ruiz-Vera


It is a moral responsibility to care about climate change

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Ursula M Ruiz Vera UrsulaMRuizVera Ruiz-Vera


It is a moral responsibility to care about climate change

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About Me

Professionally, I am committed in contributing to a better understanding of the effects of climate change on our society with the goal of effectively improving climate change solutions and adaptation strategies. My area of expertise involves the investigation of the impacts of climate change, specifically the increase of elevated CO2 and warming on the productivity of terrestrial ecosystems, such as agricultural areas. Additionally, ways to improve yield in agriculture under future environmental conditions are also a target of my research. Currently, I am a postdoctoral research associate at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois, working with the Energy Bioscience Institute and the RIPE (Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency) project.

Personally, I am interested in sensitizing people about the causes and consequences of climate change and about which are the principal factors affecting global food security. People need to be aware about how their actions affect the environment, and one way to do this is through a better connection with ourselves and with nature.

Related links: 

http://www.igb.illinois.edu/

http://soyface.illinois.edu/

http://energybiosciencesinstitute.org/

http://ripe.illinois.edu/