Ecological Inertia Slows Tree Species’ Responses to Climate Change, or Lichens and Voles and Weevils, Oh My!
Friday, Oct. 13, 4-5 p.m.
Dr. Carissa Brown will speak on “Ecological inertia slows tree species’ responses to climate change. Or: Lichens and voles and weevils, oh my!” It is becoming increasingly apparent that non-climatic factors (e.g., seed predation, soil characteristics) play an important role in a species’ ability to respond to climate change. The Northern EGE Lab uses field experiments combined with natural history observations to disentangle the effects of climate change from non-climatic factors on tree species’ distributional responses to recent warming, in systems from northern Yukon to Nunatsiavut to the Avalon Peninsula.
Presented by Department of Biology, Department of Geography