Climate change is altering winter weather in the Northeast, leading to less snow and more ice. Join scientists Peter Groffman and Lindsey Rustad for a virtual Cary Science Conversation with Cary President Joshua Ginsberg. They will discuss how winters are changing, consequences for forest ecosystems, and adaptations.
Over the past decade, green infrastructure (GI) has emerged as a favored intervention within urban areas struggling to resolve issues related to stormwater, pollution, and degraded environmental quality. These installations include, but are not limited to, bioswales, pervious pavements, and green roofs.
The rapid expansion of urbanization across the globe induces restructuring of ecological communities. As apex predators are both particularly sensitive to anthropogenic disturbance and essential for maintaining ecosystem function, understanding adaptive capacity or phenotypic plasticity informs their resiliency in cityscapes.
The promotion of green infrastructure (GI) as a tool for creating resilient and sustainable communities occurs across all levels of government. At the city level, emphasis on health and well-being, equity, and other positive ecosystem services are often used as justification for GI planning and implementation.