"Climate, Forests and Future: A View from Treeline"

Start Date/Time: Thursday, March 11, 2010, 7:00 PM
Ending Date/Time: Thursday, March 11, 2010, 8:00 PM
Location: Kane 120, UW Seattle Campus

Join the UW School of Forest Resources and the College of the Environment for a fascinating lecture in the UW's "Sustaining Our Northwest World" series.

Dave Peterson, Forest Service scientist, UW Professor and co-Nobel Prize winner, explores how interdisciplinary science can help us prepare for climate change in his talk, Climate, Forests, and Future: A View from Treeline.

Climate change effects in our Northwest forests are highly visible and rapidly emerging. Predicting and adapting to changes in forest composition and biodiversity, rampant insect attacks and longer fire seasons require that scientists and land managers work together. But will it be enough?

Cost: Free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested. Register online or call the UWAA at 206-543-0540.

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About the Speaker:
Dave Peterson is a research biologist with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory and a professor in the UW School of Forest Resources. He was among several UW and Forest Service scientists recognized in 2007 when the Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in equal parts to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Al Gore.

This lecture will be broadcast on UWTV later this spring. Check uwtv.org for details.