OSU Fulbright scholar will study climate change, forests in Canada

CFAES agricultural economist Brent Sohngen has been chosen as a Fulbright scholar. He’ll travel next year to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where he’ll study how climate change affects forests and what it may mean to the U.S. He’ll be affiliated with the University of Alberta.

A professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Sohngen has studied climate change impacts in forested ecosystems for 15-plus years.

“Climate change may alter the distribution and productivity of the world’s forests and have enormous impacts on human welfare,” he said. “It is important to consider these potential impacts in order to begin developing strategies to adapt.”

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