When: Thu., Jan. 28, 7-8 p.m.
Join Cary President Joshua Ginsberg for a virtual Cary Science Conversation with forest ecologist Sarah Batterman. Take a virtual trip to Panama and discover why healthy tropical forests are our climate allies, how tree species diversity regulates forest regrowth following disturbance, and science-based recipes for reforestation success. Tropical forests trap carbon dioxide in their wood and soils, preventing this harmful greenhouse gas from warming the atmosphere. Globally, 70% of the forest carbon sink is in the tropics. However, these crucial ecosystems are under threat due to agriculture, mining, development, and climate change.