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Tropical Forest Resilience under Global Change


On Thursday, May 9 @ 11am ET, join Cary Institute for a virtual scientific seminar by Dr. Xiangtao Xu, Cornell University.

The resilience of tropical forests under changing climate and disturbance regimes is a critical uncertainty in predicting the future fates of the terrestrial biosphere. This uncertainty arises from a lack of (interpretable) observations and constraints on tropical forest growth and mortality that fundamentally drive tropical carbon cycles. This talk will present novel results on key environmental sensitivities of tropical tree growth and mortality estimated from a combination of remote sensing, tree rings, and terrestrial biosphere modeling.

Free and open to all. Registration required via Eventbrite.