[PAST EVENT] Eastern Shore Laboratory Seminar: Ghost Forests of the Chesapeake Bay

February 5, 2020
VIMS - Seaside Hall (Eastern Shore Laboratory)
40 Atlantic Avenue
Wachapreague, VA 23480Map this location
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  • Open to the public

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 in 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. 

The seminar is free and open to the public.  Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.  For further information call 757-787-5816.  

If you would like to access the seminar on your home computer, please go to:  http://vims.adobeconnect.com/afterhours and log in as a guest at the date-time of the event. 

**Please note that this seminar takes place at the VIMS Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague, VA, not at the VIMS main campus in Gloucester Point.


Linda Ward, 757-787-5816