Pamela Templer, Ph.D. Professor and Associate Chair, Boston Univ. Dept of Biology;
Director, Ph.D. Program in Biogeoscience; Director, BU URBAN Graduate Program; Co-Director, Boston University Stable Isotope Laboratory
Dr. Templer gave a presentation January 15, 2020, at the Robbins Library (Science for the Public Lectures, this one in partnership with Robbins Library). In this very informative and interesting presentation, Dr. Templer explained how the rise in average temperature in New England will lead to a smaller winter snowpack and increased frequency of soil freeze/thaw cycles. That irregularity may damage trees and decrease the ability of our forests to sequester carbon and serve as habitat for some animals and microbes.
Dr. Templer’s project, the Climate Change Across Seasons Experiment (CCASE) at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire, studies these changes in climate on the health of northern hardwood forests and implications for water and air quality.
video of Prof. Templer’s presentation: Effects of Climate Change on New England’s Forests January 15, 2020
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