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Lecture by Henrik Hartmann: The forest in climate change - rescuer in the emergency or loser in the race against time?
November 25, 2021

As part of the 2021 public lecture series of the Natural Science Association in Hamburg, Dr. Henrik Hartmann will speak on the topic on Nov. 25, 2021, at 7:00 p.m:

The forest in climate change - rescuer in the emergency or loser in the race against time?

Forests are enormous carbon stores, which gives them several important roles, especially in the climate crisis. For one thing, deforestation of forests, the stored carbon is returned to the atmosphere and promotes further global warming, but on the other hand, through sustainable reforestation, carbon can be taken out of the atmosphere again and thus counteract further global warming. However, in recent years, there have been increasing reports across all continents about the death of trees due to global warming and extreme climatic events, which makes forests a carbon source again in the short term, and in the long term, threatens the sustainable management of forests at risk.

This presentation will take a look at this threat, also from the perspective of the trees and how they respond to climate extremes. In addition, Henrik Hartmann will address current questions regarding the future of the forest in Germany.


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