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Fighting Fire with Fire

How Forestry Can Help Save the Forest Against Global Environmental Threats by Dr. Christian Messier.

RICHARDSON HALL 107
Free + Open to the Public

Logging and forestry are often associated with the destruction and/or simplification of the forest. This is probably due to the fact that forestry has long favored the cutting of older and more diverse natural forests in order to transform them into younger, simpler and more productive forests in terms of key tree species. In this seminar, professor Messier will present a new vision of how logging and forestry could be used to favor the diversification and resilience of forests in the face of climatic and biotic threats (insects and exotic diseases). With examples taken from a large TRIAD project being implemented in eastern Canada over the last 15 years and new approaches based on functional diversity and connectivity, he will demonstrate how forestry and conservation could work hand in hand in this new Anthropocene era.

Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00pm

Richardson Hall, 107
3180 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331

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