Science Café: Ohio’s Forests – Planning for Threats

March Science Café

Once covering nearly 95 percent of Ohio, forests have been, and still are, rich sources of industry, recreation, clean water, biodiversity, and beauty that underpin our well-being. Research, teaching, and outreach at The Ohio State University have helped nurture Ohio’s forests and people, and a new exhibit at the iconic Thompson Library highlights Ohio’s forests: Building Ohio State. Yet, even as in decades gone by, threats to the vitality and usefulness of Ohio’s forests continue to emerge. The presentation will discuss emerging threats and management challenges faced in our forests and relay how current management aims to maintain the services forests provide.

Date:  March 1, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Topic:  Ohio’s Forests – Planning for Threats: Climate Change, Invasives, and More
Location: 165 Thompson Library **Note the special location**
Speaker: Stephen Matthews, Wildlife Landscape Ecology

Stephen Matthews is Assistant Professor of Wildlife Landscape Ecology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University and also holds an appointment as an ecologist with the US Forest Service’s Northern Research Station. His research focuses on understanding the responses of wildlife and forests to changing landscapes.

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