@wbtd This isn't for a research project - my lab works on "assisted gene flow" in forests and I want to have a conversation about making sure we don't let the language we use to talk about our science be co-opted by the worst kinds of politics.
@wbtd I'm in Vancouver! My lab does a lot of work around assisted gene flow and migration in locally adapted forest tree species and there's a lot of controversy and unknowns around it. Like if you move a species north of its range to help it survive climate change, will it become "invasive"? Should we help forests move at all or let nature take its course? When we talk to each other or to non-scientists, these conversations can get real fraught!
@wbtd And it's in part because our language echoes other conversations that both do and do not have relevance to forest responses to climate change.
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