A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
DOINews: Upcoming Webinar: "Can forests take the heat? Managing pests and ecosystem services in a warming climate"
"Can forests take the heat? Managing pests and ecosystem services in a warming climate"
by Steve Frank, Ph.D., NCSU
April 17, 10-11 am EST
Summary: Trees help mitigate the urban heat island effect and provide other services to urban residents. Unfortunately, herbivores are often more abundant and damaging on urban than rural trees. We have found that urban warming increases pest abundance directly and indirectly by changing interactions with parasitoids. Our goal is to determine how urban warming and pests interact to affect tree health and the services they provide. We also want to determine if cities, which have been warming for centuries, may be canaries in the coal mine that can predict the effects of global warming on natural forests.