Responding to Our Changing Climate: Lessons from the Gulf of Maine
Join the Gulf of Maine Research Institute's Chief Scientific Officer for an overview of how climate change is affecting the Gulf of Maine.
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Climate change is unleashing strong trends into the ecosystems on our planet. In the waters of the Gulf of Maine, the strongest trend is in temperature and rapid warming is transforming this ecosystem. By studying how ecosystems and the people connected to them respond to trends, we can begin to characterize what systems are most vulnerable and what we can do to build resilience. We will also explore how the Maine Climate Council is helping to reduce carbon pollution and build resilience in the state.
Support for the Ted Exford Climate Stewards lecture series is provided by Dave & Loretta (Exford) Hoglund.
Andy Pershing took over as GMRI's Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) in 2014 and runs the Climate Change Ecology Lab. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of changing conditions in the Gulf of Maine, and he is an expert on how climate variability and climate change impact the ecosystems in the northwest Atlantic. He is actively involved in regional efforts to understand and adapt to climate change. Andy is currently serving on the Maine Climate Council and was the lead author for the “Oceans and Marine Resources” chapter of the 4th US National Climate Assessment.