David Sheperd Family Lecture Series

The David Sheperd Family Lecture Series introduces Trent students and faculty, and members of the Peterborough community to leading scholars and people engaged in policy and practical work in the field of environmental science. The goal of the series is to build on the University's reputation of leadership in Environmental Science/Studies.

Hubbard Brook: Lessons Learned From Long-Term Ecosystems Studies

Dr. Gene E. Likens

Founding director and president emeritus, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Thursday, October 17, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St

Professor Gene E. Likens headshot

The Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study in the White Mountains of New Hampshire has been ongoing for more than 56 years. Major findings include: discovery of acid rain in North America in 1963; effects of deforestation and forest harvest on water yield and quality, and on forest recovery following disturbance; understanding that stream and river ecosystems are integral components of the landscape; and evaluation of long-term changes in biodiversity and climate. Several policy and management relevant insights have been revealed from these long-term studies of air-land-water interactions.

About Professor Gene E. Likens

Professor Gene E. Likens is an ecologist best known for his discovery of acid rain in North America with colleagues, for co-founding of the internationally renowned Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study and for founding the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, a leading, international ecological research and education center. Prof. Likens is an educator and advisor at state, national, and international levels. He has been an advisor to U.S. governors in New York State, in New Hampshire and in Connecticut, as well as a U.S. president. He currently holds faculty positions at Yale, Cornell, Rutgers Universities, SUNY Albany, the University of Connecticut.

For more information contact Alison Scholl, 705-748-1011 ext. 6344 or alisonscholl@trentu.ca