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    The Emergent Forest of New England - Lecture by Peter Del Tredici

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    October 27, 2011


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    The Emergent Forest of New England - Lecture by Peter Del Tredici

    New England is a naturally forested landscape and has been for thousands of years. Peter Del Tredici, botanist and senior research scientist at the Arnold Arboretum, will present an overview of the recent history of the forests of southern New England as impacted by natural disasters, shifting land-use patterns (urbanization and suburban sprawl), introduced pests and pathogens, invasive species, acid rain, and climate change. He will...

    New England is a naturally forested landscape and has been for thousands of years. Peter Del Tredici, botanist and senior research scientist at the Arnold Arboretum, will present an overview of the recent history of the forests of southern New England as impacted by natural disasters, shifting land-use patterns (urbanization and suburban sprawl), introduced pests and pathogens, invasive species, acid rain, and climate change. He will speculate on how the “emergent” forests that develop in response to these factors will differ from those that dominated New England in the past. Cosponsored with the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Part of the Challenges and Choices lecture series.


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