Interactions Between Carbon, Climate, and Forests

January 14, 2009 at 2pm EST
National Webcast
This presentation will set the stage for a broader discussion on climate change and forests by briefly examining interactions between climate change, carbon cycling, and forest sustainability.

Presenter: Chris Swanston (Research Ecologist, Northern Research Station, USFS)
Attendees will:
* Learn key mechanisms and major trends in climate change.
* Explore forecasts of future climate and associated uncertainty.
* Survey the global carbon cycle and the distribution of carbon in major forest ecosystems.
* Consider several general ecophysiological concepts and how projected changes in climate may interact with forest ecophysiology.
* Discuss how all these considerations may combine to affect forest carbon storage and productivity in the Lake States and Northeast.
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
Passcode: 8623725
View the archived webinar here.