Biological Sciences Seminar Series: Kathy Kelsey, ‘Climate and Management Controls on Forest Growth and Forest Carbon Balance in the Western United States,’ Oct. 2

September 30, 2015

Friday, Oct. 2, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 120

Kathy Kelsey, Ph.D., will present “Climate and Management Controls on Forest Growth and Forest Carbon Balance in the Western United States.” This is a reschedule of last week’s Biological Sciences Seminar, which was cancelled due to cold temperatures in CPISB.

Seminar abstract:
Climate change is resulting in a number of rapid changes in terrestrial ecosystems worldwide. These changes are particularly important in forests, which comprise a critical component of the global carbon cycle and therefore have the potential to contribute to feedbacks within the global carbon cycle and affect future trajectories of climate change. Here, Kelsey will present her work evaluating climate-driven changes in forest growth and carbon balance in Southwest Colorado. This work informs our understanding of forest response to human influences and ongoing climate change. Kelsey will finish with a look forward to ongoing research investigating the effects of climate change and another important force affecting ecosystems: grazing of migratory herbivores on carbon and other biogeochemical cycles in Western Alaska.

UAA hosts an active program for biological sciences seminars. All seminars in this series are held Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 120 (unless noted otherwise). The seminar series is free and open to the public. Parking is complimentary on UAA’s campus on Fridays. Please call (907) 786-1298 for directions or insert 3101 Science Circle, Anchorage, AK 99508 for map directions.

To view this semester’s seminar schedule, please visit the UAA Biological Sciences website.

Next seminar:
Friday, Oct. 9, 3:30 p.m.
ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 120
Patrick Tomco, Ph.D., chemistry term assistant professor at UAA, presents “Field Degradation of Aminopyralid and Clopyralid and Microbial Community Response to Application in Alaskan Soils.”

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