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Cary Institute Hosts Scientific Seminar - Appalachian Forests & Hemlock Mortality

Seminar by Dr. Jennifer Fraterrigo, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

In the southern Appalachians, infestations by the exotic hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA; Adelges tsugae) has resulted in the widespread mortality of hemlock trees (Tsuga canadensis, T. caroliniana) and shifted formerly mixed coniferous-deciduous forests to primarily deciduous forests. While the effects of large-scale, forest clearing disturbances have been extensively studied, the impacts of such partial disturbances on ecosystem carbon cycling remain unclear. In this presentation, results will be shared from recent and on-going studies investigating how hemlock mortality affected soil carbon fluxes and stocks in the decade following either girdling to simulate hemlock mortality, or natural infestation by HWA.
Date:Thursday, Apr 13th, 2017
Time:11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
2801 Sharon Turnpike
Millbrook, NY 12545

From April 1 to October 31, trails are open from sunrise to sunset. The internal roadway gates open at 8:30 am; gates are locked at 7 pm. Signs explain the natural world of Cary's fields, fern glens and woods at easily acessible trails and walkways in the 2,000 acre preserve. Bicycles are permitted......Read more

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