February 11, 2009 at 2pm EST
Climate change is expected to have significant effects on the condition and function of forested ecosystems; however, the exact nature of the stressors, their intensity, and the ensuing impacts on forests are quite uncertain.
Presenter: Maria Janowiak (Outreach Scientist, Northern Institute of Applied Carbon Science)
Forest managers will need to cope with this uncertainty, balancing the paucity of detailed information on future conditions against the demands of active and sustainable resource planning and management. In this context, sustainable forest management must recognize the need for ecosystems to adapt to changing climatic conditions in order to achieve desired objectives including, among other things, maintenance of habitat, production of wood, and mitigation of increased levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases.
This presentation synthesizes available information on forest management options in the northeastern United States to provide a background for working with an uncertain climate future.
This webinar series features monthly presentations geared to help land managers, consulting foresters, and private forest landowners stay informed on the latest science and tech transfer tools related to forest-based adaptation and mitigation of climate change. Each webinar is an hour long, including Q & A, although there will be an optional additional 15 minute Q & A period. Each webinar counts as one hour of continuing education credit for certified foresters.
The webinar and dial-in info for the Climate Change Continuing Education Webinar Series is as follows:
Meeting Number: 747085393
Phone number: 866-581-6894