November 18, 2018
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‘Climate Change: Forest and Ecosystem Impacts’ presentation

Event organizer: Lynn Lubas, Technical Coordinator
Event Date & Time: November 9, 2018 6:00 pm until November 9, 2018 8:00 pm
Contact email: info@piscataquisswcd.org
For more information: http://piscataquisswcd.org

GREENVILLE — Piscataquis County Soil & Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) is co-hosting a “Climate Change: Forest & Ecosystem Impacts” presentation with the University of Maine’s Piscataquis County Extension Office and Natural Resource Education Center at Moosehead (NREC) from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the Center for Moosehead History, 6 Lakeview Street.

Sean Birkel, research assistant professor at the University of Maine in Orono and Maine state climatologist, will provide an overview of Maine’s climate, general impact and what to expect in the future. Jay Wason, assistant professor of Forest Ecosystem Physiology at the University of Maine in Orono, will discuss the lines of forest and ecosystem impacts. 

Sean Birkel  has expertise in climate and ice sheet modeling.  His various research interests include modern environmental change, Pleistocene glaciation, data visualization, and Maine historical climatology.  Since early 2012, he has been building Climate Reanalyzer, a website that provides access to climate and weather models, and historical station data.

Dr. Jay Wason joined the School of Forest Resources (SFR) faculty in 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Physiology. Before joining SFR, Dr. Wason was a postdoctoral associate at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. His research uses lab and field studies to determine the physiological responses of northeastern forest trees to novel future climate conditions.

If you are curious to learn more about Climate Change and how it is affecting our environment and would like to come to this presentation, please contact the Piscataquis County Soil & Water Conservation District at 207-564-2321 ext. 3 or email us at info@piscataquisswcd.org to register.

Piscataquis County soil & Water Conservation District and the University of Maine are equal opportunity employers and providers