Workshops & Webinars
Mountain Pine Beetle and Fire:
The Science Behind the Risks -
May 4, 2011
This seminar/webinar sponsored by WWETAC, the interagency Mountain Pine Beetle Forum, and Tri-County FireSafe Working Group, focused on the relationship between mountain pine beetle outbreaks and wildfire. Experts from the scientific community as well as local experts presented their research, experience and observations on the topic.
Predicting Behavior of Forest Diseases as Climate Changes – November 3, 2010 and December 2, 2010
This free hour-long webinar addressed the potential synergistic effects of climate change and forest diseases on the heath of trees and forests through case studies of sudden aspen decline, Swiss needle cast, Alaska yellow cedar decline, and other examples. Speakers discussed drivers of tree declines, methods for collection and analysis of data on tree mortality, and potential management options to minimize the undesirable effects of forest diseases.
Contact Janice Alexander (415-499-3041; jalexander[at]ucdavis.edu) for more information. This webinar is sponsored by USDA Forest Service, Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center & Pacific Southwest Research Station; University of California Cooperative Extension, Marin County; and University of California, Santa Barbara.
Integrating Climate Change with Forest Vegetation Models for Adaptation Planning: A Webinar for Managers, Planners, Vegetation Modelers, and Climate Change Coordinators – July 27, 2010 and August 4, 2010
Co-Host: University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group
Presenters: Dr. Jeremy Littell, Research Scientist, UW Climate Impacts Group; Dr. Samuel Cushman, Research Landscape Ecologist, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
Evaluating the potential impacts of climate change on forest management and planning objectives is essential to ensuring that these objectives can be met in the coming decades. Numerous factors need to be considered, however, when integrating climate change and vegetation models used in forest planning and management. Which carbon dioxide emissions scenarios might you consider? Which global climate models are applicable? Which vegetation models are most appropriate for evaluating climate impacts? Underlying each of these decision points is a need to both understand and manage the uncertainties embedded in climate and vegetation modeling.
The following is helpful to know when listening to the audio file:
- You will hear a participant's "hold" function on their phone system beeping periodically for 4 minutes between 59:15 and 1:03.
- To easily change locations in the webinar playback, click on the "Advanced Options" icon next to the playback button and click on "Find" in the box that opens. This will generate a list of the slides from which you can pick and choose points of the webinar to play.
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