Trees in the Anthropocene is about the lives of trees in a human dominated world. The Anthropocene, or the Age of Man, is a proposed new geologic epoch that recognizes that the world formerly dominated by natural processes is now dominated by human activity. This is not meant to be pejorative, but simply to recognize the fact that the lives of trees are now influenced more by human activities than by purely natural processes. This blog addresses the impacts of climate change and other human influences on trees and forests.
Tom Kimmerer, PhD, is a forest scientist currently specializing in woody biomass for renewable energy. He has a PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in forestry and botany (plant physiology and biochemistry), and is a former faculty member at the University of Kentucky and was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (now Universiti Putra Malaysia). Tom has taught and lectured at universities and institutions throughout the US, Canada, Malaysia and Indonesia.
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