ICS Lecture: “Stronger hurricanes, longer droughts—Puerto Rico’s environmental future”


The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP) invites the academic community and the general public to the lecture, “Stronger hurricanes, longer droughts, and Puerto Rico’s environmental future.” The event—featuring Dr. Nicholas Brokaw (Department of Environmental Studies, UPR-RP) and Dr. Jess Zimmerman (Director of the El Verde Field Station, Institute of Tropical Ecosystem Studies (ITES), UPR-RP)—will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at Room 238 of the Ramón Emeterio Betances (REB) Building, School of the Social Sciences, UPR-RP.

Description: Climate models predict that Puerto Rico will experience stronger hurricanes and more frequent droughts in the future.  This lecture will discuss how these trends would affect the structure and function of forests at El Yunque, and how changes in the forest will affect its biodiversity and the water supply.

​This presentation will be broadcast LIVE online through the UPR-Rio Piedras web site at http://uprrp.edu

Comments and suggestions on this presentation will be very welcome at iec.ics@upr.edu

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