Schoodic Institute invites the public to a free presentation, Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Justin Becknell, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Colby College presents ‘Reforestation and the Resilience of Tropical Forests”. While deforestation remains an important problem, reforestation is a growing trend in many parts of the tropics. The latest research shows that tropical forests may be more resilient than previously thought. As they grow back, these young tropical forests have the potential to take up large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and are rapidly becoming important for the conservation of tropical biodiversity. Dr. Justin Becknell is an ecosystem ecologist who studies the effects of human activities on forest ecosystem function. Free and open to the public at Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Institute campus in Winter Harbor, Maine.
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