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Available Expert - Not So Sweet: Climate Change Affecting Maple Syrup

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Queen’s expert Warren Mabee (School of Geography and Planning) is available to speak about how climate change is affecting the production of maple syrup, a sweet staple found in many Canadian households.

As global temperatures rise due to climate change, maple syrup producers are noticing declining yields during harvesting season. This is due to more invasive pests, less sugary sap, and shorter harvesting periods from unpredictable weather.

“A changing climate does more than just warm things up – the ecosystems around us are changing in response. Maple syrup producers have seen big impacts as their trees become more stressed and as new pests and disease become a bigger problem,” says Dr. Mabee.

To arrange an interview, please contact communications officer Victoria Klassen (343-363-1794 or victoria.klassen@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada. 

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