Webinar – Maple groves and maple sugaring in a changing environment


1er juin 2022 - Plateforme Zoom

Webinar – Maple groves and maple sugaring in a changing environment

1er juin 2022 - Plateforme Zoom

On June 1, the webinar of the Chair in Ecological Economics « Maple groves and maple sugaring in a changing environment » will be held.

Maples and maple sugaring faces multiple challenges due to the climate and biodiversity crises. Maple sugaring, a cultural emblem of Quebec and Eastern Canada, is threatened by invasive species like the Asia longhorn beetle and climate heating, which is particularly pronounced throughout the ranges of commonly exploited maples species. Maple sugaring has been a fast-growing industry for the last thirty years and continues to expand rapidly, but has to face these mounting environmental challenges.

In our webinar, Tim Rademacher, a postdoctoral fellow at the Chair of Ecological Economics specializing in all things maple, will present an overview of the state of maple populations in Quebec and the ecosystem services they provide. As a tree physiologist, he will draw on his background and current research to explain interactions between ecosystem health, maple sugaring, and climate. Finally, he will address climate forecasts, anticipated impacts on maple sugaring, and lay out some adaptation measures to mitigate risks.

This webinar is equally for hobbyists, owners of family-run and industrial maple sugaring operations, equipment suppliers, as well as everybody that loves maples and maple syrup. The event will start at 12:00 PM (EDT).

For registration please click here

For any questions, please email our team at info@crcecoeco.ca

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The webinar is now available here.