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Science, politics and acid rain

Richard Wright to present next Battarbee Lecture

Science, politics and acid rain

Dr Richard Wright, a Senior Scientist at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), will give this year’s Rick Battarbee Lecture, on 8th May.

His topic will be: The rise and fall of acid rain: a story of science and politics

Richard is an international expert on acid deposition, land use and climate change, and their effects on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. He is one of the developers of the MAGIC model for soil and water acidification, which has been applied at hundreds of catchments and lake and river basins around the world.

The lecture will be held in the Chadwick Building (B05) at 5pm on Friday 8th May 2015, followed by a wine reception.

To attend, book your free ticket in advance at:



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