Nat Talk Climate Series: How Climate Change is Impacting Trees and Carnivores

The Climate Science Alliance is excited to join the San Diego Natural History Museum in co-hosting a series of climate change talks tailored to both the community and youth. View the latest talk, "Trees are Hot. Too Hot" by partnering researcher Dr. Lluvia Flores-Renteria, and youth lesson “Climate Stories: Meat-Eaters” featuring Climate Science Alliance team member Ana Lutz-Johnson, in today’s blog!



The Climate Science Alliance is excited to join the San Diego Natural History Museum in co-hosting a series of climate change talks tailored to both the community and youth. View the latest talks, "Trees are Hot. Too Hot" (in English and Spanish) by partnering researcher Dr. Lluvia Flores-Renteria, and youth lesson “Climate Story: Meat-Eaters” featuring Climate Science Alliance team member Ana Lutz-Johnson, below.


Nat Talk: Trees are Hot. Too Hot.

One of the most noticeable effects of climate change on trees is growth and mortality. Other effects are less obvious and require a multidisciplinary approach to be detected. For example, what does drought have to do with tree sexual reproduction? More than you might think.


From reproduction to the plant-microbial interactions needed to survive, the effects of climate change are both glaring and subtle. In this talk, Assistant Professor Dr. Lluvia Flores-Renteria from San Diego State University and project researcher for the Resilient Restoration project, presented the evident and less evident effects of climate change on plants and explained the importance of looking at both genetics and environmental factors. In closing, Lluvia shared the approaches scientists use in order to provide recommendations to land managers and emphasize the need to include local communities in the preservation of our plant communities.


Nat Talk: Trees are Hot. Too Hot.


Nat Talk: Los árboles están demasiados calientes


Climate Story: Meat-Eaters

From bobcats to mountain lions, meat-eating animals known as carnivores are critical in keeping our environment healthy. Joined by the Nat’s Community Engagement Manager, Lauren Marino Perez, Climate Science Alliance team member Ana Lutz-Johnson presented on how a changing climate and increased human activity are affecting local carnivores, their connections to the circle of life, and what we can do to help.


Climate Story: Meat-Eaters

Throughout 2021, The Nat and Climate Science Alliance are offering a series of evening talks and daytime lessons around climate change, their impacts to our region, and what we can do to help. These offerings will take place seasonally and dive into the astoundingly varied consequences of our changing climate. The more we know, the better we can respond to what's happening.


For upcoming events in the Nat Talks Climate Series and Live Lesson Climate Stories, please visit: www.sdnat.org/calendar/nattalks-and-films/