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UMass Researchers Studying Climate Change Impact on Maple Syrup Quality

Thursday, February 11, 2016

AMHERST, Mass. – As maple sugaring season approaches, plant ecologist Kristina Stinson, assistant professor of environmental conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recently received a two-year, $149,800 grant to study the impact of climate change on the quantity and quality of sugar maple sap, including its chemical composition, and of sap from red maples, a species less sensitive to climate change. (Red Lake Nation News, 2/11/16;, Recorder, Republican, 2/10/16; News Office release, 2/10/16)