Wakefield Hosts Lecture & Tour On Climate Change & Local Ecosystems

Jeffrey Dukes

On Sunday, May 4, the Wakefield Charitable Trust hosted a lecture by Jeffrey Dukes, Assistant Prof. of Biology at U-Mass Boston, looking at the anticipated impacts of climate change on our local ecosystems. 

Following the lecture, Wakefield staff led a tour of the estate with Professor Dukes highlighting a number of potential impacts that a landscape such as the Wakefield property could expect, such as reduced abundance of certain trees and increases of certain forest pests like the hemlock woolly adelgid.

Professor Dukes heads up the Boston Area Climate Experiment, or BACE, a major project examining the response of a local ecosystem to climate change.  The BACE is located at the U-Mass field station in Waltham and a public display at the site is open to the public.

For more information on the BACE, please visit:

http://www.ecosystems.umb.edu/bace.html

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