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54th Annual Meeting – Local Effects of Climate Change

November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Henry David Thoreau was a climate change scientist! For the past 15 years, Professor Richard Primack (Boston U.) and his team have been using Thoreau’s records from the 1850s and other data sources to document the earlier flowering and leafing out times of plants and the more variable response of migratory birds. Most noteworthy, plants in Concord are also changing in abundance due to a warming climate. This work is now being extended to the neglected autumn season.  What would Thoreau tell us to do about global warming if he were alive today?

Richard Primack is the author of two widely used textbooks in conservation biology; local co-authors have helped to produce 34 translations of these books with local examples. For nine years, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Biological Conservation. Primack is the author and editor of books about tropical rainforests and has recently written a popular book about his work: Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods.



November 12, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Manchester Community Center
40 Beach Street
Manchester, MA, 01944 United States
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