Monday, March 30, 2020 - 4:00pm
Penn State Campus: 
Online / Teleconference
Roman DiBiase

Predicting landscape response to climate change and human impact is important for assessing natural hazards and pollution due to the export of sediment and solutes from watersheds. However, the resilience of watersheds varies widely depending on geologic, climatic, and land-use history, and the interplay of these legacies is challenging to untangle. In this talk, I will present ongoing work in central Pennsylvania at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory, focusing on how geologic history influences the response of landscapes to Pleistocene climate change and how the resulting template influences the resilience of watersheds to anthropogenic land-use change.