Climate Talk: Conservation insights for NE alpine plants facing global environmental change

Date: February 4, 2021 at February 4, 2021 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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Presented By: Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Climate Talk: Conservation insights for NE alpine plants facing global environmental change

This program will be held virtually. Once you register you will receive a zoom link in the confirmation. This webinar will also be RECORDED and available for 2 months to all registrants.

Thursday, February 4, 2021, 6:30-7:30 PM

Instructor: Kristen Haynes

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is dedicated to understanding the ways climate change impacts our world and exploring methods we can use to combat its effects and improve our climate outlook. "Climate Talks" are an opportunity to connect with experts in the field to learn and understand the current effects of climate change and explore ways we can make a difference.

This climate talk will explore the current global biodiversity crisis spurred by human-driven environmental change. This crisis make is critical for us to determine our current conservation priorities and the extinction vulnerability of rare taxa. This talk highlights a framework for understanding the climate change vulnerability of certain plant species, and a research study applying this framework to understand how rare alpine rattlesnake-root plants (Nabalus spp., Syn: Prenanthes spp.) endemic to mountains of the Northeast will respond to ongoing environmental change. The results from this study have important implications for the management of these rare taxa. This research can give us insight into how the world is being affected from climate change and the ways our conservation plans can help us manage those effects.

Kristen Haynes, PHD is an ecologist and plant biologist whose work focuses on climate change conservation. Kristen’s interest in environmental issues began with early experiences in the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York State, and grew through involvement with her high school's Envirothon team. Kristen studied Natural Resources at Cornell University and then pursued a PhD at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Currently, as the Assistant Director of SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station, Kristen is co-leading a project aiming to restore native tree species to New York State’s canal region for ecosystem, climate, and cultural benefits.

Single class scheduled on 2/4/2021 at 6:30PM

 

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