Effects of Climate Change on New England’s Forests (Lecture, Free)

7:00 8:30pm

Temperatures in New England and are projected to increase by 9 degrees fahrenheit by the year 2100.   The increase in temperature will lead to a smaller winter snowpack and increased frequency of soil freeze/thaw cycles, which may damage trees and decrease the ability of our forests to sequester carbon and serve as habitat for some animals and microbes. Dr. Pamela Templar, Professor of Biology at Boston University established the Climate Change Across Seasons Experiment (CCASE) at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire to determine the effects of these changes in climate on the health of northern hardwood forests and implications for water and air quality.  This program is made possible by a partnership with Science for the Public.  Learn more about Dr. Templar and her work at http://people.bu.edu/ptempler/