Bishop's gets $2 million in research grants
LENNOXVILLE - Climate change has arrived at Bishop’s University.
Thanks to his new $500,000 Canada Research Chair grant – and a $320,000 state-of-the-art laboratory – professor Matthew Peros will get to explore natural climate variability at the Lennoxville school.
Peros will use his new paleo-ecology lab to study past climate and ecology and use the information to help discern whether there’s an increasing number of heat waves, droughts and hurricanes and, if so, whether they’re caused by human activities or natural cycles.
Peros, who started working at the university three months ago, believes most climate change is anthropogenic, but much work remains to be done to prove the link between humans and climate change.