Webinar: The Role of Climate Change on Forest Trees, Including Fall Coloration, in the Eastern U.S. (Free)

This is an online event

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Presenter: Marc Abrams, Ph.D., Steimer Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Penn State University

The eastern US is unique in that climate change (warming) has been mainly limited to the northern tier. This has been coupled with an increase in precipitation, which has mitigated most of the negative impacts seen in the western US and many other locations worldwide. While some negative impacts of climate change exist in eastern forests, there are a surprising number of ways that trees have benefited, such as the increase in CO2 stimulating photosynthesis, water-use efficiency and growth. The main impact on fall color to date has been in delaying peak colors by a few days to a few weeks depending on location in the eastern US.