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The mission of the California Native Plant Society is to increase understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants and to conserve them and their natural habitats through education, science, advocacy, horticulture and land stewardship.

April Chapter Meeting

Thursday April 1, 2021 @ 7pm on Zoom

California, preaching on the burning shore: Assessing and mitigating the effects of climate change on California’s forests

Dr. Sarah Bisbing

Join us for our April chapter meeting and presentation with Dr. Sarah Bisbing. Sarah is an Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research investigates the role that climate, landscape connectivity, and local adaptation play in determining the abundance and distribution of western conifers. In the Spring of 2020, Sarah was named the Director of the Whittell Forest and Wildlife Area, where she is responsible for the leadership, programs, and administration of the forest ­– a 2,650-acre area located on the western edge of Washoe Valley.

Climate change and novel disturbances are fundamentally altering forest composition and have the potential to lead to long-term, permanent changes to forest ecosystems. Using a network of field sites across California, research in the Bisbing lab is quantifying the  impacts of climate and disturbance on forest conditions in our beloved conifer forests. Sarah will present a vignette of findings from forests across the State, the changes documented in these systems, and the potential impacts of these changes on the future of California’s forests.



Meeting will be held April 1, 2021 07:00 PM

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