Climate Change and Our Forests

Wed, 27/05/2020

Wednesday 27th May, 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Organised by University Of Derby

The University of Derby is resuming the series of events about climate change science and action hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, in collaboration with local partners. They have adapted their new events to an online format.

This is the second of three new online seminars planned. Professor Rob MacKenzie, Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Birmingham, will explore and explain the impact that rising CO2 levels have on forests around the world.  He will also talk about one of the largest global change experiments in the world which investigates how trees are affected by changes in our atmosphere and how these changes are propagated to other animals, plants, and microbes living in forests.

Professor MacKenzie has the academic lead for BIFoR FACE, a £15M research project that led to the establishment of the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research and assesses how increasing CO2 levels affect forest ecosystems.