Climate disruption: How do plants respond as extremes become the norm?

Jan 23 2018 - 3:15pm

The gradual changes in our environment, along with the extremes of temperature and moisture, are affecting plants in many ways.  This talk will discuss what is happening and what is likely to happen to plants and the pests that interact with them, and what we might be able to do to minimize the impacts.

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R.A. Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory

Neil’s degrees are in forestry: a BS from Cook College/Rutgers University, an MS from the University of New Hampshire, and a PhD from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.  He spent several years on the faculty of natural resources at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, and for 30 years since has been a practicing arborist.  At the R.A. Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory since 2000, he participates in research, provides technical support, and does numerous lectures and workshops. He is a Certified Arborist, NJ Licensed Tree Expert, ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessor and a member of the Society of American Foresters.