Science Pub Night
Dates: Thursday, March 31, April 14, and April 28
Seadog Brewery, North Conway
Hosted by: University of New Hampshire and the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation
Partners: Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, Mount Washington Observatory
Supported by: Northeastern States Research Cooperative and the New Hampshire EPSCoR Program
Grab a pint and join in a friendly discussion with ecologists and climate scientists who work in the Bartlett Experimental Forest and other local research sites. These informal events are a unique opportunity to learn about some of the current science happening here in the White Mountains — from the comfort of a bar stool! Science Pub Nights are free and open to all.
1. Thursday, March 31: Northeastern Forests and the Earth’s Climate System
Changes in climate have important implications for the world’s forests, but few people realize that forests themselves are part of our climate system. This is as true for forests here in New Hampshire as it is in the Amazon. Drawing from work at the nearby Bartlett and Hubbard Brook Experimental Forests, this session’s speakers will lead a discussion about how forests are changing, why they’re so important to climate, and their latest research to track the flow of carbon through the forest ecosystem.
Scott Ollinger, University of New Hampshire
Andrew Richardson, Harvard University
Eric Kelsey, Mount Washington Observatory and Plymouth State University