Janowiak, “Understanding Forest Vulnerability to Climate Change” Seminar, April 10
Understanding Forest Vulnerability to Climate Change
Maria Janowiak, Deputy Director, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, USDA Forest Service
Room 204 Nutting Hall
April 10, 2018
Presentation 12:00-1:00 pm
Discussion: 1:00-2:00 pm
All Welcome, Refreshments Provided
The changing climate is altering the region’s forests, and the foresters and other natural resource professionals working to keep the region’s forest ecosystems healthy and productive are increasingly considering climate change in their work. This presentation will highlight a new climate change vulnerability assessment and describe how climate change is expected to affect the 40 million acres of forest found in the region.
Maria Janowiak is Deputy Director for the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, where her work focuses on translating science related to climate change and carbon into usable information, resources, and tools for forestry and conservation professionals. Her primary project is the Climate Change Response Framework, which is a collaborative, cross-boundary effort to engage scientists, natural resource managers, and land owners to integrate climate change considerations into on-the-ground planning and activities. Maria coordinates Climate Change Response Framework (https://forestadaptation.org/) activities in New England and northern New York, where she has led a climate change vulnerability assessment for regional forests (https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/55635) and has helped to develop dozens of real-world examples of climate change adaptation.