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2-3-2021 10:20 AM

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2-3-2021 11:25 AM

Abstract

Western redcedar is an important component of the cultural and industrial legacies of the Pacific Northwest. However, many recent reports of dieback suggest the species is threatened by increases in climate variability. In this regard, western redcedar may be especially vulnerable to conditions associated with heat islands in the urban environment, and therefore, a candidate symbol to raise awareness about the local consequences of climate change and the inequities in urban landscapes. The purpose of this presentation is to summarize the state of the science in regard to western redcedar health, discuss its merit as a candidate to raise awareness, and share ideas for engaging communities to test hypotheses with an equity lens.

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Climate Change, Environmental social sciences

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https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35484

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Mar 2nd, 10:20 AM Mar 2nd, 11:25 AM

Exploring the dieback of western redcedar as a symbol for inequities in urban communities

Western redcedar is an important component of the cultural and industrial legacies of the Pacific Northwest. However, many recent reports of dieback suggest the species is threatened by increases in climate variability. In this regard, western redcedar may be especially vulnerable to conditions associated with heat islands in the urban environment, and therefore, a candidate symbol to raise awareness about the local consequences of climate change and the inequities in urban landscapes. The purpose of this presentation is to summarize the state of the science in regard to western redcedar health, discuss its merit as a candidate to raise awareness, and share ideas for engaging communities to test hypotheses with an equity lens.