Tuesday, May 19, 2020

“Forests Adrift” – A virtual book talk

Dr. Charlie Canham, a forest ecologist with the Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies will be discussing his new book: “Forests Adrift: Currents Shaping the Future of Northeastern Trees” in a conversation with Cary President Dr. Joshua Ginsberg.

The event, taking place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, will be a virtual conversation with time allotted for an audience Q&A.

The book covers the history of northeastern forests, their resilience to change and looming threats that will determine their future and goes into how the forests have changed over time with the arrival of European settlers.

Current conditions and science-based forecasting on how the forests will adapt to logging, fire suppression, disease, pollution, invasive species, and climate change will also be covered.

Canham received his PhD from Cornell University and is a senior scientist at Cary Institute. He is on the board of the Adirondack Chapter of Nature Conservancy, the Adirondack Land Trust, the Adirondack Council, the Great Mountain Forest, and the Northern Forest Atlas Foundation. He was also recognized for distinguished service to the Ecological Society of America in 2019.

Forests Adrift is deeply rooted in science and exquisitely written—a joy of a book! And it is a wonderful example of the complexities of nature and the role of people: I will never look at a forest the same again.” – Thomas E. Lovejoy, a University Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University

There is no cost, but registration is required for the event by visiting this link.

To read more about the book, visit this link.
More on the book: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300238297/forests-adrift

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One Response

  1. Dan says:

    Did this event take place, and was it recorded? I tried to participate but it said ‘sold out’.

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