Effects of Climate Change on New England Forests

WED, JAN 15, 2020 (39:32)

In New England, rising temperatures 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. Templer describes how her lab determines the effects of these changes in climate on the health of northern hardwood forests and the implications for water and air quality.

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+ BIO: Pamela Templer, Ph.D.

Dr. Pamela Templer is Professor and Associate Chair, Boston Univ. Dept of Biology. Dr. Templer is also the Director of the B.U. Ph.D. Program in Biogeoscience; Director, BU URBAN Graduate Program; Co-Director, Boston University Stable Isotope Laboratory. She is a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America.

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