NIACS and the Forest Stewards Guild's webinar series focuses on forests and climate change adaptation. The series brings together scientists and managers to learn about and discuss emerging topics related to the effects of climate change on forest management, with a focus on forests in New England and New York. Each session explores the latest scientific information from someone actively researching the issue, followed by an example of a real-world management project.

Managing Emerald Ash Borer and Climate Change

Featuring Tony D'Amato, University of Vermont on July 22, 2020.

NIACS and the Forest Stewards Guild's webinar series focuses on forests and climate change adaptation. The series brings together scientists and managers to learn about and discuss emerging topics related to the effects of climate change on forest management, with a focus on forests in New England and New York. Each session explores the latest scientific information from someone actively researching the issue, followed by an example of a real-world management project.

Continuing education credits from the Society of American Foresters are offered for webinar attendees. Contact Amanda Mahaffey for more information.

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Research Papers

D’Amato, A. W., B. J. Palik, R. A. Slesak, G. Edge, C. Matula, and D. R. Bronson. 2018. Evaluating adaptive management options for black ash forests in the face of emerald ash borer invasion. Forests 9:348-365. PDF

Diamond, J. S., D. L. McLaughlin, R. A. Slesak, A. W. D'Amato, and B. J. Palik. 2018. Forested versus herbaceous wetlands: Can management mitigate ecohydrologic regime shifts from invasive emerald ash borer? Journal of Environmental Management 222:436-446. PDF

Kolka, R. K., A. W. D’Amato, J. W. Wagenbrenner, R. A. Slesak, T. G. Pypker, M. B. Youngquist, A. R. Grinde, and B. J. Palik. 2018. Review of ecosystem level impacts of emerald ash borer on black ash wetlands: what does the future hold? Forests 9:179-194. PDF

Janowiak, MK, et al. 2017. New England and New York forest ecosystem vulnerability assessment and synthesis: A report from the New England Climate Change Response
Framework. US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Newtown Square, PA. PDF

Looney, C. E., A. W. D’Amato, B. J. Palik, and R. Slesak. 2017. Canopy treatment influences growth of replacement tree species in Fraxinus nigra forests threatened by emerald ash borer in Minnesota, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 47:183-192. PDF

Looney, C. E., A. W. D'Amato, B. J. Palik, R. A. Slesak, and M. A. Slater. 2017. The response of Fraxinus nigra forest ground-layer vegetation to emulated emerald ash borer mortality and management strategies in northern Minnesota, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 389:352-363. PDF

McCullough, DG. 2020. Challenges, tactics and integrated management of emerald ash borer in North America, Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research: 93(2). PDF

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