Monday, September 9, 2013

Even hardy blue oaks have their limits- KQED coverage of Bay Area climate change

Yesterday KQED's Lauren Sommer aired this 5 min. piece about SF Bay Area climate change impacts, focusing on the plight of the blue oaks of Mount Hamilton and other California live oak species featuring the work of some of my colleague adaptation experts at the Nature Conservancy (TNC), UC Berkeley, and the Pepperwood Preserve in Sonoma County. Follow that link for maps and other links.

"It could be these oaks are already living at their limit, says [TNC's] Sasha Gennet."

Talking to David Ackerly (UCB) and Pepperwood's Lisa Micheli, the reporter comments: "Think of it as an acorn-by-acorn race with climate change."

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