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Global Climate Change: How Plants Respond
The dynamics of atmospheric and oceanic circulation are driven by forces acting at many different frequencies, all of which function in concert. For thousands of years, these factors have strongly influenced the distribution and abundance of plants in the landscape. Take, for example, recent changes in the USDA plant growing zones. Today we observe the consequences of human activities that are now disrupting some natural systems on a massive scale.
- Learn about the factors that have led to natural climate variability in the past
- Understand how past climate change has influenced plants in eastern North America
- Discuss ways of approaching adaptation to future climate change
George L. Jacobson, Ph.D.
University of Maine