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Climate Change in Vermont's Forest Focus of VMC Conference

By University Communications Staff Article published October 17, 2007

Climate change in Vermont's forests — past, present and future — will be the focus of the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative's 15th Annual Meeting on Oct. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Billings Center's North Lounge.

Presentations will be made by Charles Cogbill on "The Original Forests of Vermont: The Appropriate Baseline;" Timothy Perkins, director of the UVM Proctor Maple Research Center on the "Impact of Global Climate Change on the Timing of Maple Sap Flow in the Northeast;" and Randy Morin with the USDA Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis Unit on "Vermont's Forest in the Present."

In addition to the main speakers, posters and other presentation will focus on ongoing long-term monitoring and research efforts to detect change in and assess the current status of Vermont's forested ecosystems. The VMC is a collaboration between the University of Vermont, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, and the USDA Green Mountain National Forest.

The registration deadline is Oct. 22. Complimentary lunch and parking will be provided. To register, and for more information, visit VMC.