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The Arctic on Fire: The Impacts of Climate Change on Tundra Ecosystems

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Hitchcock Center for the Environment

845 West Street

Amherst, MA 01002

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The Arctic on Fire: The Impacts of Climate Change on Tundra Ecosystems

Natalie Baillargeon and Rhys MacArthur

Thursday, April 25, 6:30pm- 8pm

Due to climate change, the Arctic is experiencing an increase in wildfires. It is known that wildfires are going to alter the ecosystems; however, the specific biogeochemical impacts are unknown. Natalie Baillargeon and Rhys MacArthur participated in an expedition to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, AK last summer and begun a collaborative project investigating the impacts that wildfires have on plant composition and nutrient cycling. They are now joining us at the Hitchcock Center to share their experience and findings.

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I am Natalie Baillargeon, a second-year at Hampshire, studying environmental science and policy. My research is investigating the impacts of wildfires on plant nutrient and nitrogen cycling in the Arctic.

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My name is Rhys MacArthur, and I am currently in my last year at Hampshire College where I am studying Ecology and Environmental Justice. My research is focused around the effects wildfires have on the above-ground biomass of arctic tundra ecosystems and the

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