Lecture

Earth Optimism Panel: The Hidden Workings of Forests and Their Future

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Location
Online - Zoom

Speakers:
Sean McMahon - Principal Investigator, SERC Quantitative Ecology Lab
Geoffrey "Jess" Parker - Principal Investigator, SERC Forest Ecology Lab
Jess Shue - Head Technician, Forest & Quantitative Labs

Advance Registration Required
Yes

Event Details

Three photos of panelists Jess Parker (in red hard hat), Jess Shue (in yellow hard hat) and Sean McMahon
Clockwise from left: Geoffrey "Jess" Parker, Sean McMahon and Jess Shue

As carbon-storing and carbon-cycling juggernauts, forests are a major tipping point for whether our planet can keep climate change at bay. On April 20, join three Smithsonian forest scientists for a special pre-Earth Day panel. Discover how trees store and move carbon, from the level of microscopic cells to the sweeping canopies of America's woodlands. The panelists will share decades of knowledge from SERC forests in Maryland. They'll also reveal discoveries on how forests around the world are responding to climate change, through work with the Smithsonian’s Forest Global Earth Observatory. This live conversation will include plenty of time for audience Q&A.

The panel will be recorded! By signing up online, you'll be able to join live and you will automatically receive a link to the closed-captioned recording via email as soon as it's ready.

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