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Date:  03/01/17  @ 6:30pm

Topic:  Ohio’s Forests – Planning for Threats: Climate Change, Invasives, and More

Location: 165 Thompson Library **Note the special location**

Summary:

Once covering nearly 95% of Ohio, forests have been, and still are, rich sources of industry, recreation, clean water, biodiversity, and beauty that underpin our well-being. Research, teaching, and outreach at Ohio State University have helped nurture Ohio’s forests and people, and a new exhibit at the iconic Thompson Library highlights Ohio’s forests: Building Ohio State. Yet, even as in decades gone by, threats to the vitality and usefulness of Ohio’s forests continue to emerge. The presentation will discuss emerging threats and management challenges faced in our forests and relay how current management aims to maintain the services forests provide.

 

Speaker:

Stephen Matthews, Wildlife Landscape Ecology

Stephen Matthews is Assistant Professor of Wildlife Landscape Ecology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at Ohio State University and also hold an appointment as an ecologist with the US Forest Service’s Northern Research Station. His research focuses on understanding the responses of wildlife and forests to changing landscapes.

 

Parking: Parking Garage - Tuttle Park

Food/Drink: Cafe in building

 

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