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“What’s Place Got to Do With it? How Urban and Rural Trees Provide Different Benefits” with Lucy Hutyra

Wed April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Trees and green space provide more benefits than can easily be tallied, but not all trees or forests are all the same.  As we think about climate solutions, conservation and expanding our urban tree canopies it is critical to consider the role of place – including local needs and opportunities.  In this talk I will start by thinking about our textbook forests and then move into the city, considering the challenges and vast opportunities that we have before us to make cities more livable and healthier.

Join Speak for the Trees and Dr. Lucy Hutyra at the Boston Public Library (Central Library) to learn more about urban and rural tree canopy! Event will be held in the Commonwealth Salon community room of the Main Branch of the Boston Public Library at Copley.

Lucy Hutyra (she/her) is a Professor in the Department of Earth & Environment at Boston University. While at Boston University, she also serves as director for several programs including the Biogeosciences Program, the Campus Climate Lab, the Urban Climate Initiative, and the URBAN NRT graduate program. As a biogeochemist with formal training in forest ecology and atmospheric science her research is centered on understanding the carbon cycle, particularly the environmental controls on biological fluxes and human perturbations to the system. Over the last 20+ years, she has studied ecosystems from the tropics to boreal forests, used tools from remote sensing to bench chemistry, and tackled a range of questions from stability of the Amazonian rainforest to mitigation of urban heat islands. Throughout her career, Dr. Hutyra has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She is also the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, and currently serves on the NASA Federal Advisory Committee on Earth Sciences.


Wed April 26
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Boston Public Library (Central Library)
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA United States
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