Seminar note: “Understanding Forest Vulnerability to Climate Change”
On April 10th, Maria Janowiak gave a seminar titled “Understanding Forest Vulnerability to Climate Change” at the University of Maine. Maria is the Deputy Director of the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIAC), a program of the U.S. Forest Service. In her presentation, Maria provided a summary of a vulnerability assessment that NIAC recently published that focused on New England forests. The assessment examined how forest ecosystems might respond to a range of future climate scenarios and evaluated where ecosystems were vulnerable to these changes. Maria specifically mentioned the importance of phenology and how phenological observations provide a way of capturing slow changes that occur over a wide geographic range.
Maria Janowiak – https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/people/mjanowiak
Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science – https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/niacs/
New England and Northern New York Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis – www.forestadaptation.org/ne-assessment