2019 Annual Report (pdf)
Edited by Aaron Weiskittel & Meg Fergusson
Highlights of 2019
- Formed the Forest Climate Change Initiative (FCCI) to better link cross-campus expertise on issues related to climate change in the Northern Forest region.
- Developed Intelligent GeoSolutions (IGS), an effort to leverage developed artificial intelligence algorithms to produce innovative large-scale geoproducts to support both novel research and effective land management. IGS is developing The Forest Ecosystem Status and Trend (ForEST) application is expected to be launched in early 2020 and will guide the future of land management in this region.
- The CFRU mixedwood productivity following biomass harvesting & prescribed burning, and the value of long-term forest research in Maine.conducted webinars on. You can view those webinars here.
- I/UCRC Center for Advanced Forestry Systems (CAFS) lead site Director Weiskittel led two industry advisory board meetings during the year. 40 members from industry and CAFS university sites attended the June IAB meeting and field trip in Athens, GA, to discuss current and future regional and national research projects and potential for Phase III funding from NSF.
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