FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland is seeking volunteers for a coast-to-coast study of trees and climate change.
The university’s Center for Environmental Science said Wednesday that the volunteers will monitor seasonal changes in poplar and aspen trees across the northern United States.READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Union Says It Has Lost Confidence In Leadership Of BCPD Chief Melissa Hyatt
The National Science Foundation has given the center’s Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg a $1.5 million grant to study climate adaptation in forest trees.READ MORE: Trio Of Teens Arrested Following Car Crash In Downtown Baltimore
The scientists say they hope to identify areas where trees are most likely to survive earlier springs and warmer summers.
Part of the project involves DNA sequencing of hundreds of balsam poplar trees. The researchers aim to identify genes responsible for traits that could ensure survival.MORE NEWS: Maryland Weather: Sunny Days Are On The Way
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