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New England Forests 2100: Evaluating Climate-driven Changes in Northeastern North American Forests

Presenters:

Lindsey Rustad, Team Leader / Research Ecologist
Center for Research on Ecosystem Change
Northern Research Station
USDA Forest Service


Abstract

This webcast session will introduce current research findings focusing on understanding ecosystem response to global change. An overwhelming scientific consensus exists that 20th century human activities have induced dramatic and unprecedented changes in the earth's chemical and physical environment. As such, the response of terrestrial ecosystems to this global phenomenon has been the subject of intense scientific scrutiny over the past several decades. Although much has been learned about terrestrial ecosystem response to these perturbations (e.g. climate change, acidic deposition), urgent and immediate needs remain to continue to build a sound scientific basis for regional, national and international policies regulating such things as carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emissions, and atmospheric deposition of nitrogen, sulfur, and mercury.

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New England Forests 2100: Evaluating Climate-driven Changes in Northeastern North American Forests

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