Chris Lockhart, President of Habitat Specialists, Inc and Conservation Chair of our FNPS Chapter, will discuss how climate change is affecting Florida and what the plant communities can tell us about this imminent change.
More detail: Chris Lockhart, a plant ecologist, will address the daunting questions of sea level rise and our unique vulnerability in Florida due to low elevation, proximity to the sea and the porous limestone substrate. Have vegetative shifts already begun to tell the story? What are the recent extreme weather conditions of heat, cold, floods, drought foretelling? Join us to learn more about how these climate shifts are affecting our flora and fauna and how national networks are using citizen science to track changes in plant life cycles.