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Rachel Hillyer To Discuss Work In Forests Of Amazon And Andes - Brevard NC


September 27, 2018

Rachel Hillyer

The Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Rachel Hillyer, visiting assistant professor of biology at Brevard College, at 7:30 p.m., today. Hillyer's talk will discuss her work in the highly biodiverse forests of the Amazon and tropical Andes, which are threatened by rising temperatures and global climate change. How these forests respond will determine their future role as carbon sinks and cradles of biodiversity. One tool to help researchers understand forest responses to changing climate are transplant experiments. Results from seed and seedling transplants in the Peruvian Andes show t...

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