How will climate change affect our woodlands? Adam Kleczkowski, NERC.
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In the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), we asked our researchers to tell us about their work and the challenges of tackling climate change.
Professor Adam is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, and his work is to study how climate change affects plants, and their pests, and diseases.
Adam also wants to make people more aware of how climate change affects our woodlands. In Adam’s work, he uses mathematical models and computer programmes to understand how pests spread and affect trees, and how we can make our woodlands more resilient.
He also explores the social and economic drivers that can have a positive impact on the landscape.
I hope that the COP26 conference in Glasgow will make people more aware to see how climate change affects our woodlands. We need to do much more than now to keep them from disappearing.
Last updated: 3 November 2021