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Saturday, February 23 • 10:15am - 11:00am
Oak Ecosystem Restoration: Using Historical Forest Dynamics to Inform Management for a Resilient Future

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In today’s era of global change, historical forests may not be appropriate targets for restoration. Scientists are using tree rings to compare how oaks respond to their environments today with how they responded to pre-settlement conditions. In our session, we will showcase modern and pre-settlement trees and discuss their responses to climate and fire and discuss conservation implications.


M. Ross Alexander

Midwest Dendro, LLC

Christine Rollinson

Forest Ecologist, The Morton Arboretum
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Bethany Zumwalde

Research Assistant II, The Morton Arboretum
My primary research experience and training has been in the fields of plant conservation genetics, ecology, and systematics. I currently serve as the research assistant to both the Tree Conservation Biologist and the Forest Ecologist. In the tree conservation biology lab, I assist... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am CST
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