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Project Title: Adapting to climate change: A short course for land managers

Producer: Michael J. Furniss, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNW)

Convenors: Constance Millar, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station; David L. Peterson, Ronald P. Neilson, Becky Kerns and Jessica E. Halofsky, PNW; Linda A. Joyce, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Status: Completed

E-mail Contact: Michael Furniss, mfurniss[at]fs.fed.us

Summary: Information in this short course summarizes the state-of-the science for natural resource managers and decision-makers regarding climate variability, change, climate projections, and ecological and management responses to climate variability. The information and talks included were produced from a July 2008 workshop at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest that brought together key U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Geological Survey scientists, and a select group of pioneering resource managers who served as reviewers and discussants.

hj andrews videos

Presentations:

Climate Variability and Projections


Natural Climate Variability
Connie Millar, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station

A Changing Climate in the West
Philip Mote, University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group

Downscaled Methods
Ron Neilson, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station

The Impacts of Climate Change on Water in the Northwest
Nate Mantua, University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group

Ecological Responses to Climate Variability


Climate and Stress Interactions in Western Forest Ecosystems
Dave L. Peterson, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station

Observed Ecological Changes
Linda Joyce, U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

What is the Role of Forests in the US Carbon Balance?
Mike Ryan, U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Vulnerability of Tropical Forests of the Asian Pacific to Global Climate Change
J. Boone Kauffmann, Institute of Pacific Island Forestry, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station

Management Response to Climate Variability


U.S. Forest Service Large-Scale Natural Resource Assessments and Climate Change
Linda Joyce, U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Strategies for Public Land Management for Adaptation to Climate Change
Jill Baron, U.S. Geological Survey

Managing for Climate and Climate Impacts
Connie Millar, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station

A Line Officer's Perspective
Scott Fitzwilliams, U.S. Forest Service, White River National Forest

Adaptation Case Studies: Olympic and Tahoe National Forests
David L. Peterson, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station

The Alder Springs Project
Mark Nechodom, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station

Climate Change and Western Fisheries
Pete Bisson, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station

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Project ID: FY08BK43