Join Sarah Nelson, Director of Research at the Appalachian Mountain Club, for a discussion of mountain ponds and climate change.

Mountain ponds tend to be forested and have little direct impact from human land use in their watersheds. They are relatively small and could be vulnerable to increases in extreme weather events, overall warming, and shortening of winter.  Join Sarah Nelson of the AMC as she discusses how they are signaling the effects of climate change. 

This program will be held by Zoom.  Register for this program here: REGISTRATION.  Email Jared Jenisch at for more information.

Sarah Nelson is the Director of Research at the Appalachian Mountain Club. Prior to AMC, she was at the University of Maine for 21 years, most recently as an Associate Research Professor in the School of Forest Resources and also as Director of the Program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Her research focuses on understanding the effects of atmospheric pollution and climate change on forests, foodwebs, and freshwaters in remote and protected ecosystems. Current research includes geochemistry in lakes, climate change with a focus on changing winters, and mercury contamination, using approaches including long-term monitoring, biosentinels, and citizen/community science. Research sites include remote or protected lands, including long-term sites across Maine, mountain ponds in the Northeast, and national parks around the U.S.