Dr. Lindsey Rustad, ‘83 M.F.S. Changing climate, changing forests:  Impacts of climate change on the  forests of the northeastern US

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Changing climate, changing forests: Impacts of climate change on the forests of the northeastern US
Dr. Lindsey Rustad, ‘83 M.F.S.
Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service Center for Research on Ecosystem Change; Co‐Director, USDA Northeastern Hub for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change; and Team Leader, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest
Climate change continues to evolve as the single most challenging environmental issue of the 21st century. At a global scale, the earth’s climate has warmed over the past century and patterns of precipitation have changed. Perhaps most significantly, the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, such as heat waves, cold waves, wind storms, floods and droughts, is increasing. This extreme and ‘whacky’ weather may play a big role in shaping future forests of the 21st century.
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