Brown Bag Lunch Series Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ Climate Change in the Midwest,
Brown Bag Lunch Series âï¿½ï¿½ Climate Change in the Midwest, March 3, 10, 17 - 12:00pm Bring a sack lunch and join TWCâï¿½ï¿½s Executive Director, Dr. Jeff Corney for this three part series exploring climate change and the effects it may have on Ohioâï¿½ï¿½s natural areas. The Midwestâï¿½ï¿½s climate supports three major ecosystems: deciduous forests, coniferous forests, and grasslands. However, due to rising levels of carbon in the atmosphere, climatologists predict significant climate changes over the next 100 years. As each ecosystem is comprised of plants adapted to survive and thrive only within a limited range of climatic conditions, such changes will likely result in a corresponding shift in the composition of ecosystems throughout the region. Wildlife depends on the food, water and shelter provided by a regionâï¿½ï¿½s ecosystems. As vegetation types shift and water resource availability changes, wildlife habitats may be altered to the point where animals in this region may be impacted. Part 1 âï¿½ï¿½ March 3: Why Are We So Concerned About Carbon? Part 2 âï¿½ï¿½ March 10: How Might Changes in Climate Affect Ecosystems? Part 3 âï¿½ï¿½ March 17: What May Be the Impacts of Climate Change on Wildlife? Members: $10 each or $20 for all three, non-members: $15 each or $30 for all three. Advanced registration required.