Friday’s NAS seminar: Changes in Wisconsin’s forests

The first Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar of the fall arrives in Environmental Sciences Room 301 at 3:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 11) with a presentation by UW-Madison Prof. Don Waller. He’ll discuss the increasing appreciation that Wisconsin’s temperate forests, long thought to be adaptable to change and at low risk to various environmental stressors, are in fact being impacted in significant ways… by climate change, ecological succession, habitat fragmentation, invasive species, overabundant deer and atmospheric nitrogen deposition. Waller’s research revisits 1950s baseline research on Wisconsin forests by ecologist John Curtis and his students to see which habitats and species are experiencing the most change. Admission is free and open to the public.