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Forest Pest Damage from the Carbon Sequestration Perspective
Leigh Greenwood, Forest Health Program Director, North America Region, The Nature Conservancy is presenter.
Leigh Greenwood, Forest Health Program Director, North America Region, The Nature Conservancy

Date: 11:00 AM ET, May 5th, 2022

Length: 1 hour

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Both native and non-native forest insects and diseases across the contiguous United States are reducing the ability of the nation’s forests to capture and store carbon dioxide. This webinar will describe a study published in Fall 2021 in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change that calculated forests damaged by insects sequestered 69% less carbon than undamaged forests, while those affected by disease sequestered 28% less carbon. The webinar will briefly cover the overarching findings of the study, and then go into depth on what it means from the invasive forest pest perspective- including how to bring this issue to light when discussing prevention and management of forest pests, and what improvements to current actions could further mitigate these sequestration losses.

May 12, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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