The Center for the Environment and Plymouth State’s Museum of the White Mountains are co-hosting a talk on June 22, 2016 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm by Dr. Lindsey Rustad on “Changing Climate, Changing Forests: Linking global and local perspectives on how a changing climate sculpts forests of New Hampshire.” Rustad is a research ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station and Team Leader for the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Her talk is part of “Taking the Lead: Women and the White Mountains,” an exhibit at the Museum of the White Mountains.
Rustad will discuss her latest research on climate change and the Northern Forest. She is interested in human-made disturbances on forested ecosystems in New England, especially as it applies to climate change. Her work integrates a wide range of data into a unified multidisciplinary approach to understanding ecosystem response to global change. Most recently, Rustad has led a forest-based experiment simulating ice storms to help understand the impacts of these events on the forest.
Please visit the Museum of the White Mountains (34 Highland Street, Plymouth) before the talk. It opens at 10 am on June 22 and will remain open until 7 pm on the day of Dr. Rustad’s presentation. The talk will be held in Heritage Commons, Samuel Read Hall Building (28 Highland Street, enter on campus side of building) on June 22 at 4:30 pm. Both the talk and the Museum are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact June Hammond Rowan or Rebecca Enman.