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Spatial fingerprint of deglacial temperature change in eastern North America: More than one way to kill a spruce forest – Dr. Jack Williams

January 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Dr. Jack Williams, UW Madison

Thursday, January 30, 2020

4 pm, Nutting 100


The last deglaciation in eastern North America offers a classic system for studying climate-driven forest range dynamics during large and abrupt climate changes, but paleoclimate and paleofire records are surprisingly scarce. In this talk, I will first present new reconstructions of the spatial fingerprint of deglacial temperature variations in eastern North America, then focus on the collapse of spruce woodlands in the southern Great Lakes, to understand how temperature rises and intensified fire regimes drove forest collapse.



January 30, 2020
4:00 pm
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