The Future of Our Forests: Join Scott Ferrenberg and RMBL on July 23

Scott-FerrenbergJoin the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory for “A Science Affair: An evening benefiting the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory” featuring Speaker Scott Ferrenberg on July 23.

Ferrenberg is a U.S. Geological Survey ecologist who recently earned his Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Colorado Boulder. He will discuss “Colorado’s Trees and the Bark Beetles — What Will Our Future Forests Look Like?” as part the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory event on Thursday, July 23 from 6-9 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory Community Center in Gothic.

Ferrenberg, who has studied various aspects of the bark beetle-conifer system with CU-Boulder Professor Jeff Mitton, will discuss tree defenses against insects with the goal of understanding the interactions among trees and pests as climate change promotes disturbances and insect range shifts.

The event is $125 per person and benefits the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL), one of the oldest, largest biological field stations in the North America with a mission to advance scientific understanding of the natural world. The evening includes cocktail hour, a poster session highlighting current laboratory research projects, and a gourmet dinner in the company of scientists.

For more information visit the Rocky Mountain Biology Laboratory website or email to be added to the event mailing list.

See Dr. Ferrenberg discussing the pine beetle epidemic in Colorado forests in this video:

Colorado’s Forests and the Pine Beetle Epidemic from LearnMoreAboutClimate on Vimeo.

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