Effects of Climate Change on Species Interactions in Natural and Agricultural Ecosystems

How could climate change affect the species and habitats around us in the Great Lakes region? This webinar will provide information about how:

  • Climate change will alter forests and other ecosystems in the Great Lakes by changing the distributions of key species.
  • Ecological interactions among organisms can be disrupted by climate change, such as between herbivores and the plants
  • Insect outbreaks triggered by climate change may change the structure and function of forests in the Great Lakes and how this is already happening elsewhere
  • Climate will alter the lifecycles and distributions of key agricultural pests in the Great Lakes

About the Speaker(s)

Dr. Dan Herms

Dr. Dan Herms

Dan Herms is Professor of Entomology at The Ohio State University, based at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster. His research, and that of his students, has focused on effects of temperature and elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide on ecological interactions between plants and insects, as well as carbon sequestration in urban forests. He is a member of the OSU Climate Change Outreach Team.

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  • “ Here in Minnesota we're using the webinars to provide current research updates. The information is pertinent and timely and by using the OSU webinars for content, we can spend time working on other aspects of climate adaptation. – B. Liukkonen, U of MN Extension

  • “ This is one of the most useful and accessible resources in the Great Lakes basin. Consider it a cornerstone of a growing network of climate professionals in this region. ”

  • “ Thank you, OSU, for providing such a useful tool! Keep’em coming! ”

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