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Alfred University alumnus interviewed for article on climate change, tree mortality

ALFRED, NY – An Alfred University alumnus was interviewed for a New York Times article that examines the relationship between climate change and the weakening of forest systems in the American West.

Henry Adams earned a B.A. in environmental studies from Alfred University in 1999 and is now an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution at Oklahoma State University. He was interviewed for a Dec. 11 story in the Times, titled “With Climate Change, Tree Die-Offs May Spread in the West.”

The article examines the impact climate change has had on the resiliency of forests in the West, including their ability to withstand periods of drought. Adams was interviewed as lead author of a new paper published in Environmental Research Letters special edition, titled “Focus on Tree Mortality in a Warming World.”