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Maria Janowiak

Deputy Director, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science
410 MacInnes Dr.
United States

Phone: 906-482-6303 x29
Fax: 906-482-6355
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Current Research

As a scientist for climate change adaptation and carbon management at the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, I synthesize and communicate scientific information related to forest ecosystems and climate change. This information enables forest landowners, natural resource professionals, scientists, and others to make decisions about how to sustainably conserve and manage natural resources over the long term, even as the world changes around us.

My 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. We started this project as a pilot in northern Wisconsin, and it now covers more than 240 million acres of forest across the Midwest and Northeast. I coordinate the New England Climate Change Response Framework, spanning Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and northern New York. Through this effort, I work with various National Forests, state agencies, tribes, conservation organizations, private landowners, and consulting foresters to help forest ecosystems adapt to changing conditions.


  • Michigan Technological University, M.S. Forest Ecology and Management
  • Michigan Technological University, B.S. Forestry

Professional Organizations

  • American Society Of Adaptation Professionals
  • Society of American Foresters
  • The Forest Guild

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Last updated on : 10/04/2016