Climate Change and Plant Specific Impacts in Western Pennsylvania
Speaker: Chris Kubiak, Director of Education at the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
Climate Change continues to be one of the most important and potentially greatest challenges facing our global ecosystems in the 21st Century. This program discusses the causes and impacts of anthropomorphic climate change on our local biome, with a focus on shifting growing zones in Western Pennsylvania, disease pressures on plants, and issues with pollination timing and other plant specific impacts. Also included is a discussion on “Project Budburst”, which studies the phenology of local plants bloom time in relation to Climate Change.