The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dr. Jeremy Weiss awarded laureate for "Make Our Planet Great Again”

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Dr. Jeremy Weiss is one of 68 recently awarded laureates for the Short-Stay Program of the “Make Our Planet Great Again” initiative launched by France’s President Emmanuel Macron. Within the framework of the initiative, France’s ministries of Europe and foreign affairs (MEAE) and of higher education, research, and innovation (MESRI) have implemented this program to support short stays in French research institutions for foreign scientists seeking to do research on a topic related to earth systems, climate change and sustainability, or energy transition.

Dr. Weiss will be in Avignon for two weeks in November to collaborate with staff from the AgroClim service unit of the Environment and Agronomy department within the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), a highly ranked agricultural research institute and center for agricultural sciences. His collaborative project is ‘Improved Understanding of Changes in Tardive Frosts for Orchards and Vineyards through Analysis of Corresponding Synoptic Weather Patterns’. In short, he and his colleagues will develop a process-based approach to identify linkages between tardive frost and global climate at multiple scales. Such an approach also can be used to project how tardive frost might change under potential future climates.

The Short-Stay Program is managed by Campus France.