Climate Change and Joshua Tree National Park
|Date/Time:||Sunday, October 28, 9 am – 4 pm|
|Meet at:||Black Rock Visitor Center|
|Fee:||$50 members, $60 non member|
|Instructor:||Cameron Barrows, Ph.D., Assist. Research Ecologist, University of CA, Riverside|
Do you want to collect data for climate change research? Put on your hiking boots and bring your clipboard to help Cameron Barrows during this one-day field class. Dr. Barrows will start by discussing climate change and his current research project on plant and animal adaptations that allow organisms to deal with today’s climate. Mid-morning the class will head into the field to collect the important data to help determine how climate change will affect plants’ and animals’ survival. The information gathered will be used to construct a model of species distributions and the impacts of climate change on the flora and fauna of the Park. This critical research will allow park managers develop plans to protect the park’s rich biodiversity. Don’t miss this great opportunity to be part of an on-going research project in Joshua Tree National Park!