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.
Featuring Pam Templer, Boston University, and David McMath, Vermont Land Trust, on March 19, 2020.
Continuing education credits from the Society of American Foresters are offered for webinar attendees. Contact Amanda Mahaffey for more information.
- Adaptation Demonstration by the Vermont Land Trust: Increasing Opportunities for Sustainable Timber Harvest given Warming Winters
- Article: Climate change is shrinking winter snowpack, which harms northeast forests year-round.
- Climate Change Across Seasons Experiment (CCASE)
- Northeast Regional Climate Center and its Roadway Freeze/Thaw Tool
Contosta A, N Casson, S Garlick, S Nelson, M Ayres, E Burakowski, J Campbell, I Creed, C Eimers, C Evans, I Fernandez, C Fuss, T Huntington, K Patel, R Sanders-DeMott, K Son, P Templer, C Thornbrugh. 2019. Northern forest winters have lost cold, snowy conditions that are important for ecosystems and human communities. Ecological Applications:29.
Reinmann AB, J Susser, EMC Demaria, PH Templer. 2019. Declines in northern forest tree growth following snowpack decline and soil freezing. Global Change Biology 25:420-430.
Casson, N.J. ; Contosta, A.R. ; Burakowski, E.A. ; Campbell, J.L. ; Crandall, M.S. ; Creed, I.F. ; Eimers, M.C. ; Garlick, S. ; Lutz, D.A. ; Morison, M.Q. ; Morzillo, A.T. ; Nelson, S.J. 2019. Winter Weather Whiplash: Impacts of Meteorological Events Misaligned With Natural and Human Systems in Seasonally Snow‐Covered Regions. Earth's Future