What is the Future of Colorado's Aspen Forests with Climate Change?

Wednesday, February 6 | 6PM | Third Street Center, Carbondale
Thursday, February 7 | 6PM | Hallam Lake, Aspen

The fate of western US forests in the 21st century with rapid human-caused climate change is largely unknown. In the past 20 years or so, climate change-supercharged droughts, fires, and beetle outbreaks have prompted concern that forests might die-off en masse across the West. A western Colorado native, William Anderegg has studied western US forests for over a decade and his research seeks to shed light on how trees, particularly aspen, will respond to climate change. The aim of his research is to develop predictive tools to help forecast and manage the fate of Earth’s forests in this century.

Bill Anderegg, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Utah. His research centers around the intersection of ecosystems and climate change to understand the future of Earth’s forests in a changing climate.

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