Livestream - After Hours Lecture - Ghost Forests of the Chesapeake Bay

April 30, 2020
7pm - 8pm
Location
Online
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
  • Registration/RSVP
Ghost forest in Maryland’s Blackwater National Refuge. PC: M. Kirwan.
Ghost forest in Maryland’s Blackwater National Refuge. PC: M. Kirwan.

Ghost forests consist of dead trees adjacent to marshes, and are a striking feature of low-lying areas of the Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Matt Kirwan will present his research on the topic, which shows that ghost forests are a prominent indicator of sea level rise. His work has been featured by TIME, CNN, and The New York Times. Though ghost forests are a stark reminder of land that was dry and useable just a generation ago, Dr. Kirwan will also explain how they are a surprising sign of ecological resilience in times of rapid change. 

This lecture will be live streamed only. Registration is required due to limited space. After Hours lectures begin at 7:00 PM and are designed for an adult audience but all ages are invited to watch.

Contact

VIMS Outreach, programs@vims.edu, 804-684-7061