Climate Talk: What Alpine Plants in New England are telling us about Climate Change (Live Webinar)
This program will be held virtually. Once you register you will receive a zoom link in the confirmation. This webinar will also be RECORDED and available for 2 months to all registrants.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 6:30-7:30 PM
Instructor: Kristen Haynes
$10 members / $15 non-members
Tower Hill Botanic Garden is dedicated to understanding the ways climate change impacts our world and exploring methods we can use to combat its effects and improve our climate outlook. "Climate Talks" are an opportunity to connect with experts in the field to learn and understand the current effects of climate change and explore ways we can make a difference.
This climate talk will explore the current global biodiversity crisis caused by environmental change. The effects of this change make it critical for our communities to determine what our conservation priorities will be, especially when we understand which plants are the most vulnerable to extinction. This talk will discuss one study of alpine plants of the mountains of the Northeast (rare alpine rattlesnake-root plants -Nabalus spp., Syn: Prenanthes spp.-) to understand how they will respond to ongoing environmental change. Through this study we can develop and use a framework for understanding the climate change vulnerability of certain plant species and develop plans for managing those species during climate change.
Kristen Haynes, PHD is an ecologist and plant biologist whose work focuses on climate change conservation. Kristen's interest in environmental issues began with early experiences in the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York State, and grew through involvement with her high school's Envirothon team. Kristen studied Natural Resources at Cornell University and then pursued a PhD at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Currently, as the Assistant Director of SUNY Oswego's Rice Creek Field Station, Kristen is co-leading a project aiming to restore native tree species to New York State's canal region for ecosystem, climate, and cultural benefits.
Single class scheduled on 5/12/2021 at 6:30PM