'Treeline Research in the North' - March 4, 2016

by Michelle Saport  |   

Friday, March 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 120

Bjartmar Sveinbjörnsson, Ph.D., faculty in the UAA Department of Biological Sciences, presents "Treeline Research in the North: Past Pitfalls, Present Status and Future Possibilities."

Treelines are zones of sparse (and often small) trees at the edges or boundaries of forests. The locations of these zones determine the extent of forest cover, which has profound effects on human and other animal life. The effects may be direct, such as providing shelter, food and structural building material, or indirect through the effect of forests on climate. The talk focuses on the studies dealing with the controls on tree number and their performance in the treeline zone in comparison with the trees in the forests nearby, particularly at the southern and northern edges of the boreal biome.

About the seminar series: UAA hosts an active program for Biological Sciences seminars. All seminars are held Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in room 120 of ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, unless noted otherwise. Our seminar series is free and open to the public. Parking on UAA's campus is free on Fridays. Please call (907) 786-1298 for directions or insert this address (3101 Science Circle, Anchorage, AK 99508) for map directions.

Next seminar: Philippe Amstislavski, Ph.D., UAA Health Sciences: "Biological 3D Printers" Friday, March 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 120

View the complete seminar series schedule at the UAA Biological Sciences website.

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