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Tuesday, July 9 | Doors open 7 pm | Program starts at 7:30 pm
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Artist De Lane Bredvik and Stanford University biologist William Anderegg will each give short talks on the Sudden Aspen Decline phenomenon - one through the lens of art and the other science.
Bredvik's WALDSTERBEN installation is an AWOL (Art WithOut Limits) gallery project on display in the Plaza of the Rockies atrium July - October, 2013.
Waldsterben: SAD, sudden aspen decline
"Waldsterben" is the German word for "forest death." It emerged 40 years ago to describe the first massive forest mortality events due to human industrial activity.
Colorado's aspen forests are currently experiencing "Waldsterben." Almost a quarter of all aspen forests in Colorado have died in the past ten years. Scientists labeled this phenomenon "sudden aspen decline" because the cause was not clear. Researchers now understand that increasing cycles of heat and drought triggered by global climate change is the cause.
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