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Forest at the Fringes
April 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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All events are open to the public, and run from 4 to 5 p.m. and will be held at the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center on Wednesdays from 4-5 P.M. (1100 N. Western Ave., Wenatchee).
4/29/2020 Dr. Tara Barrett, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service
“Forest at the fringes: projecting climate-related tree species shifts in western forests”
Climate is changing, and that is altering which tree species can grow where. But predicting how habitat for different species will alter in future decades is complicated given uncertainty in both future climate and imperfect knowledge about impacts on disturbance, competition, migration, and basic biophysical processes. This talk focuses on a research project that combines modelling (to predict current and future tree species habitat) and forest inventory data (to monitor how tree species are currently changing).