Nature Hour: Regenerative Agriculture and Planetary Health

February 2021

10feb6:00 PM7:00 PMNature Hour: Regenerative Agriculture and Planetary HealthOnline



About this Event

In this talk, Dr Yichao Rui of Rodale Institute will holistically introduce the origin, principles, and implementation of regenerative agriculture, and why it is a powerful solution to some of the most critical challenges that human beings are facing: climate change, food security, and health crisis.

About the Presenter

Dr. Yichao Rui is a soil scientist at Rodale Institute. He oversees soil health research, supporting all short- and long-term projects at Rodale Institute. He also leads outreach initiatives to educate the public on the benefits of improving soil health. Yichao holds a B.S. in Biology from Nankai University (China) and Ph.D. degrees in Microbial Ecology and Soil Science from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Griffith University (Australia). Before joining Rodale Institute, Yichao worked in the University of Western Australia and the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a variety of projects evaluating the impacts of climate change, land use, and management strategies on soil organic matter stability, nutrient cycling, and microbial activity. He is particularly interested in understanding the responses of soil microbial-regulated carbon and nitrogen cycles to climate change and land use. Identifying better management practices to improve environmental sustainability and resilience is the ultimate goal of his research.

About Nature Hour

Nature Hour is a new virtual lecture series by Lancaster Conservancy that will be taking place every other Wednesday . To find out about other events in the series please follow this link:

With consideration for the restrictions around COVID-19 and the safety of everyone, the Conservancy is excited to expand our educational outreach using technology to feature presentations and lectures from some of our favorite local and regional experts.

How to Participate

Registration is required. Attendees will receive an e-mail with a link to access the presentation via Zoom the day of the event. Conservancy staff will be on hand starting at 5:50pm prior to each lecture to answer your questions and help you familiarize yourself with how Zoom works


(Wednesday) 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM