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Yellow cedars, climate change the topic of UAS Sitka lecture

Posted: April 10, 2014 - 11:02pm

Lauren Oakes, a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University, will speak at the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka campus, about climate change and its impact on yellow cedar forests, as part of UAS’ Natural History seminar. Her talk, “Long-term vegetation changes in yellow-cedar forests impacted by climate change” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 at UAS in room 229.

The decline of the yellow cedar tree has been identified as climate-related, but little is known about how the rest of the forest community is affected by the loss of these trees. Oakes research is based on the ecology of these forests and will present her findings through photographs, stories and science.

For more information, contact Owen Kindig, Public Information Officer of UAS Sitka at 907-747-7767, or Kitty LaBounty, Assistant Professor of Biology at 907-747-9432.

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