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Western Sword Ferns and Reports of Die-Off
April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Speaker: Dr. Tim Billo
The mystery is not yet solved! Dr. Billo has been tracking a botanical disaster. For several years, sword ferns in an area of Seward Park WA had been dying, and the problem was getting worse. He continues to work with a team of scientists and community activists to unravel the issue and will summarize the results of the large ongoing collaborative effort in Seward Park and other sites around the region. He’ll review the multiple etiologies that have been explored and share the hypotheses the research team has developed. He will also share the team’s ongoing experimental work testing hypotheses and restoration solutions. Finally, Dr. Billo will place this challenge in the context of anthropogenic climate change and other human pressures.