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NUCFAC Highlights: Climate change impacts and adaptive strategies

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NUCFAC Highlights: Climate change impacts and adaptive strategies
July 13, 2016

Lance Davisson, National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council
Wayne Zipperer, USDA Forest Service
Graeme Lockaby, Auburn University
Andy Whitman, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences

In addition to advising the Secretary of Agriculture on urban forestry and related issues, the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) develops grant categories based on the Ten-Year Urban Forestry Action Plan and recommends to the Forest Service innovative urban and community forestry research and projects that should be considered for funding. In this webinar, we highlight two climate-related projects funded through this process. Council Chair Lance Davisson will first provide a brief overview of NUCFAC and its national research agenda. Graeme Lockaby and Wayne Zipperer will then present results from an Atlanta study of the common risk factors associated with transmittal of West Nile Virus, such as forest patch size and composition, climate variables, and socioeconomic conditions, all potentially relevant factors to transmittal of the Zika Virus. These results will help local planners and residents understand when risk is high and how it might be reduced in the long-term. Andy Whitman will introduce a new workbook designed to help communities manage and use their urban forest resources to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Presentations

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National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council: Stewarding a Vision for the Future (PDF)
Lance Davisson
Chair
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

Influence of Forest to Urban Conversions on Incidence of West Nile Virus near Atlanta, GA (PDF)
Wayne Zipperer
Research Forester
USDA Forest Service
Graeme Lockaby
Associate Dean of Research
School of Forestry and Wildlife, Auburn University

Manomet's WeatherWise Workbook (PDF)
Andy Whitman
Director, Sustainable Economies Program
Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences