Climate Change Response Framework Project - Science Applications and Needs Workshop
A two-day Climate Change Science Applications and Needs Workshop was held April 2010 as part of the Climate Change Response Framework Project in Northern Wisconsin. The workshop recognized a clear and pressing need to identify management approaches that can enhance the ability of ecosystems in northern Wisconsin to cope with climate change. The workshop brought together nearly 60 regional and national experts from state, federal, non-governmental, and educational organizations to discuss applications of climate change-related science, research needs, and climate change monitoring for the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and surrounding area.
The two-day workshop addressed three themes of climate change adaptation, greenhouse gas mitigation, and climate change monitoring. To help provide context, the first part of the workshop included presentations on climate change in northern Wisconsin forests.The workshop agenda and presentations are available below:
- Workshop Agenda (pdf)
- “Making it Work… Adaptation to a Changing Climate” --(pdf) David Cleaves, USFS Climate Change Advisor to the Chief
- “Statistically Downscaled Climate Projections of Temperature, Precipitation, and Snow for Wisconsin” -- (4.3 mb pdf) Michael Notaro, University of Wisconsin- Madison
- “Regional Impacts of Climate Change on Forests” -- (9 mb pdf) Louis Iverson, USFS Northern Research Station
- “Climate Change, Management, and Disturbance in Northern Wisconsin Forests” -- (6 mb pdf) David Mladenoff, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- “Climate Change, Adaptation and Resource Management” -- (4 mb pdf) Linda Joyce, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
- “Forest Carbon Sequestration and Mitigation” -- (2 mb pdf) Rich Birdsey, USFS Northern Research Station
- “Monitoring and Climate Change” -- (2 mb pdf) David Cleland, National Program Manager for Vegetation Ecology, USFS
- A Climate Change Science Roundtable was established, including federal, state, non-governmental, and academic researchers to provide scientific perspective to incubate climate change science within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
- A General Technical Report describes the findings of the participants at the workshop and can be downloaded here.
U.S. Forest Service - Northern Research Station
- Chris Swanston, NIACS Director & Research Ecologist
- Rich Birdsey, Program Manager, Climate, Fire, and Carbon Cycle Sciences
- Louis Iverson, Landscape Ecologist
Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science
- Maria Janowiak, Scientist, Climate Change Adaptation and Carbon Management
- Leslie Brandt, Presidential Management Fellow/Climate Change Specialist
- Patricia Butler, Climate Change Outreach Specialist
U.S. Forest Service-Eastern Region
- Linda Parker, Ecologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
University of Wisconsin-Madison
- David Mladenoff, Beers-Bascom Professor of Conservation, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology
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Last Modified: 01/07/2013