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Science in Our Valley: Dr. Tara Barrett
April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Science in Our Valley: Forest at the fringes: projecting climate-related tree species shifts in western forests
All Science in Our Valley events will be conducted via Zoom meeting (remote online) until further notice.
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The last in the Spring 2020 Science in Our Valley seminar series features Dr. Tara Barrett, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service.
Dr. Barrett’s’ seminar, “Forest at the fringes: projecting climate-related tree species shifts in western forests” will begin at 4 p.m. at the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center.
Climate is changing, and that is altering which tree species can grow where. But predicting how habitat for different species will alter in future decades is complicated given uncertainty in both future climate and imperfect knowledge about impacts on disturbance, competition, migration, and basic biophysical processes. This talk focuses on a research project that combines modeling (to predict current and future tree species habitat) and forest inventory data (to monitor how tree species are currently changing).
About Science in Our Valley Seminar Series
The science seminars are free to attend, open to the community, and a great opportunity to learn about the incredible research in our own backyard. The content is intended for a ‘science-based’ audience, including researchers, postdoctoral scientists, graduate students, undergraduate scientists, K-12 educators and science enthusiasts. This spring’s line-up is quite diverse and features topics from: reproductive health, forestry and environment, technology in agriculture, and even native bees.
The full list of presenters and details can be found: https://applestemnetwork.org/science-in-our-valley/
K-12 Educators are also encouraged to attend the seminars to learn about local career connections and research efforts that they can bring back to their students. Ten STEM clock hours are available through the North Central Educational Service District for educators who attend the series. Educators can register for clock-hours here: https://www.pdenroller.org/catalog/event/101582
The Science in Our Valley seminar series began in October 2017 as a way for local scientists and science educators to bring their research to the community and as a way to engage and connect with one another. The series features presentations by local scientists and science educators as well as guests from outside the region.
Host organizations include the Apple STEM Network, the North Central Educational Service District, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Station, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, Wenatchee Valley College, and the Bridge Research and Innovation District.
All events are open to the public, and run from 4 to 5 p.m. and will be held at the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center on Wednesdays from 4-5 P.M. (1100 N. Western Ave., Wenatchee).