Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Great Lakes Farms and Forests

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Great Lakes Farms and Forests

How could climate change affect our Great Lakes agriculture and forest industries? This webinar will provide information about:

  • Existing trends influencing agriculture and forests in the Great Lakes region.
  • Current understanding regarding the impact climate change may have on agricultural and forest industries in the region.
  • Discussion about climate change policies and their potential impact on forest and agriculture in the region.

About the Speaker(s)

Dr. Brent Sohngen

Dr. Brent Sohngen

Brent Sohngen is a Professor of environmental economics at Ohio State University. He conducts research on land use and climate change, carbon trading, and water quality trading. He co-authored sections of the 2001 and 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports on the impacts of climate change on forests and agriculture, and on the potential for carbon sequestration in forests.

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  • “ Here in Minnesota we're using the webinars to provide current research updates. The information is pertinent and timely and by using the OSU webinars for content, we can spend time working on other aspects of climate adaptation. – B. Liukkonen, U of MN Extension

  • “ This is one of the most useful and accessible resources in the Great Lakes basin. Consider it a cornerstone of a growing network of climate professionals in this region. ”

  • “ Thank you, OSU, for providing such a useful tool! Keep’em coming! ”

  • “ Thanks for these webinars. A great resource. ”

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