Indiana's oak trees tend to respond best to climate change, but other environmental factors are putting them at a disadvantage.
Scientists looked at how potential climate change scenarios could affect crop production, human health and the global economy, among other things.
Rising summer temperatures in the Midwest could push the Indiana bat to cooler climates in the Eastern United States, a study predicts.
Indiana’s average temperature was more than three degrees higher than average, making it the second hottest year since 1871.
The forum’s keynote speaker, Nobel Prize-winning professor Elinor Ostrom, said the public must approach climate change differently than in the past.