Ghost forests consist of dead trees adjacent to marshes, and are a striking feature of low-lying areas of the Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Matt Kirwan will present his research on the topic, which shows that ghost forests are a prominent indicator of sea level rise. His work has been featured in TIME, CNN, and The New York Times. Though ghost forests are a stark reminder of land that was dry and usable just a generation ago, Dr. Kirwan will also explain how they are a surprising sign of ecological resilience in times of rapid change.
Matt Kirwan is Associate Professor, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Wednesday, February 5, 2019
7:30 PM at Seaside Hall
Virginia Institute of Marine Science Wachapreague, Virginia
The seminar is free and open to everyone. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. For further information call VIMS at 757-787-5816.
The seminar is available as a real-time webcast you can view online.
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