Climate is Changing Our Forests and Plants

May 18, 2008
New Evidence from Alaska and Our Own Backyard

Featuring

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Earth and Environmental Sciences
Professor
Associate Professor
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Take a walk in the woods. Do the plants and trees look the same as years ago? Kevin Griffin is a biologist who studies the physiology (such as photosynthesis and respiration) of plants, especially as they respond to environmental change. He works both in a Lamont laboratory and at field sites worldwide. Dr. Griffin will describe his research on plant and ecosystem responses to climate change, including results from two of his current field sites: the tundra of Alaska, and forests from New York City to the Catskill Mountains.