Justin Mathias, September 13Please join the department of Biology in welcoming Dr. Justin Mathias, Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Idaho, for his talk. The talk will be held in Life Sciences Building and via livestream on September 13, 2021 at 4pm EST. For access to the livestream information, please contact Sarah Farris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More on the talk:
Earth’s forests play a dynamic role in governing the flow of carbon between the land and atmosphere and currently provide a sink for nearly one-third of human-caused carbon emissions. They are also experiencing environmental change at a pace more rapid than at any point in modern history, which will have profound consequences for the coupled Earth-climate system. The integrated physiological response of trees to many distinct, and often counteracting, environmental factors is therefore crucial to understand in the context of climate change, especially when scaling from individual trees to forests across the globe. During this talk, Dr. Mathias will discuss his research examining the long-term drivers of tree physiology across multiple spatial scales, as well as new ways to think about the carbon balance of our future forests under climate change.