5 p.m., via Zoom. https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/8071853
Dr. Matthew Kirwan from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science will join the Lewes Public Library’s Science and Society lecture series for a live, online conversation about his research on ghost forests. Ghost forests consist of dead trees adjacent to marshes and are striking features of lowlying areas of the Chesapeake and Delaware bays. Kirwan will explain why ghost forests are the most prominent indicator of climate change on the East Coast. Though ghost forests are a stark reminder of land that was dry and useable just a generation ago, Kirwan will discuss how they are a surprising sign of ecological resilience in times of rapid change.