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Webinar: Ecology and Dynamics of Aspen in Fire-Dependent Communities across the Lake States and North Atlantic Region.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2 PM Eastern /1 PM Central

Presented by Dr. Anthony D'Amato
Associate Professor in Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources - University of Vermont

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Aspen is a ubiquitous component of many forest types across northeastern North America, including many fire-dependent ecosystems, and contributes a range of ecosystem services from habitat provisioning to fiber supplies.  This talk will discuss the wide range of sites where aspen (Populus grandidentata and P. tremuloides) currently exists and the historic role of fire and other disturbances in generating a complex of stand age and compositional conditions within aspen forests.  Much of the seminar will draw from the long history of work with aspen forests in the Lake States region; however, the development of aspen-dominated forests in New England landscapes will also be briefly discussed. 

Two-aged aspen. Photo by Tony D'Amato.

Two-aged aspen. Photo by Tony D'Amato.