Wednesday, April 25

SU Ag Center Hosts Climate Change Symposium

Dr. Ning addresses symposium attendees
BATON ROUGE, LA - The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center hosted a symposium on climate change and ecosystem, April 24 at A. O. Williams Hall, attracting presenters from the United States and China. The goal of the symposium was to share research and educational information on how the change in climate and ecosystem is affecting the forests, wetlands and water, and ways to mitigate them for sustainability.

The SU Ag Center Chancellor Leodrey Williams; Vice Chancellor for Research, Adell Brown, Jr.; Vice Chancellor for Extension Gina E. Eubanks; and Vice Chancellor, SU Office for Research and Strategic Initiatives, Michael Stubblefield brought greetings to symposium participants.

During his welcome address, Chancellor Williams emphasized the relevance of the symposium to the current climatic changes that continue to have negative impacts on the United States and the world at large.

Among the presenters were students, faculty and professionals from organizations such as Southern University; Louisiana State University; Columbia University; USDA Forest Service; U.S. Geological Survey; East Carolina University; University of Southern Mississippi; and Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, P.R. China.

Discussions included topics such as, An overview of trends, projections and potential ecosystem impacts in the Southeastern United States; An ecosystem approach to climate change and urban forestry education and research; What we know and how we know it; The role of the US Forest Service in climate change science and management; and Modeling and assessing the impact of climate change on the Amite River Ecosystem, among others.

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