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.

Find the entire webinar series here

Regeneration Issues

Featuring Kathryn Miller, National Park Service, and Chris Zimmerman, The Nature Conservancy on June 25, 2020.

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

Related Resources

Research Papers

Miller, K.M.; McGill, B.J., 2018. Land use and life history limit migration capacity of eastern tree species. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27(1), pp.57-67.

Miller, K.M.; McGill, B.J., 2019. Compounding human stressors cause major regeneration debt in over half of eastern US forests. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56(6), pp.1355-1366.

Ontl, Todd; Janowiak, Maria; Swanston, Christopher; Daley, Jad; Handler, Stephen; Cornett, Meredith; Hagenbuch, Steve; Handrick, Cathy; Mccarthy, Liza; Patch, Nancy. 2020. Forest Management for Carbon Sequestration and Climate Adaptation. Journal of Forestry, 118(1): 86-101.

McWilliams, William H.; Westfall, James A.; Morin, Randall S. 2019. What do pervasive ungulate browse impacts mean for forestry in New England and New York. New England Society of American Foresters News Quarterly. 80(1): 6-9.

Vickers, Lance; McWilliams, William; Knapp, Benjamin; D'Amato, Anthony; Dey, Daniel; Dickinson, Yvette; Kabrick, John; Kenefic, Laura; Kern, Christel; Larsen, David; Royo, Alejandro; Saunders, Michael; Shifley, Stephen; Westfall, James A. 2019. Are Current Seedling Demographics Poised to Regenerate Northern US Forests?. Journal of Forestry

Vickers, Lance A.; McWilliams, William H.; Knapp, Benjamin O.; D'Amato, Anthony W.; Saunders, Michael R.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Kabrick, John M.; Dey, Daniel C.; Larsen, David R.; Westfall, James A. 2019. Using a tree seedling mortality budget as an indicator of landscape-scale forest regeneration security. Ecological Indicators

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