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Patricia Butler

Title: Climate Change Outreach Specialist
Unit: Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science
Address: School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: (906) 482-6303 x12

E-mail: Contact Patricia Butler

Education

  • M.S., Forestry, Michigan Technological University

  • B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University

Civic & Professional Affiliations

  • Member: Ecological Society of America, Society of American Foresters, National Peace Corps Association

Current Research

As a Climate Change Outreach Specialist for the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, I am responsible for supporting many components of the Climate Change Response Framework projects. My activities include building and strengthening partnerships, synthesizing research into non-technical language for a variety of audiences, developing tools for forest managers, and promoting the use of tools in adaptive forest management.

My main projects include:

  • Contribution to the Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis for northern Wisconsin and the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This document focuses on the vulnerability of forest ecosystems to climate change.
  • Coordination of the Central Appalachians Climate Change Response Framework, which spans ecological provinces 221 and M221 in portions of Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. This integrated approach to climate change response will ultimately build science-management partnerships, produce a forest ecosystem vulnerability assessment, devise climate change adaptation strategies relevant to the unique forests of this region, and support implementation of climate change adaptation actions in forest management.

 

Publications

Swanston, C.W. and M.K. Janowiak (editors). Forest Adaptation Resources: Climate Change Tools and Approaches for Land Managers. 2012.  Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-87. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station , 121 p.

    • Swanston, C.W., M.K. Janowiak , and P.R. Butler. 2012. Climate Change Response Framework Overview. In: C.W. Swanston and M.K. Janowiak, editors. Forest Adaptation Resources:  Climate change tools and approaches for land managers. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-87. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station, p 8-14.
    • Butler, P.R., C.W. Swanston, M.K. Janowiak, L.R. Parker, M.J. St. Pierre, and L.A .Brandt. 2012. Adaptation Strategies and Approaches. . In: C.W. Swanston and M.K. Janowiak, editors. Forest Adaptation Resources:  Climate change tools and approaches for land managers. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-87. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station, p 15-34.
    • Janowiak, M.K. , P.R. Butler, C.W. Swanston, L.R. Parker, M.J. St. Pierre, and L.A. Brandt. 2012. Adaptation Workbook. . In: C.W. Swanston and M.K. Janowiak, editors. Forest Adaptation Resources:  Climate change tools and approaches for land managers. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-87. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station, p 35-56.
    • Janowiak, M.K., P.R. Butler, C.W. Swanston, M.J. St. Pierre, and L.R. Parker. 2012. Illustrations. In: C.W. Swanston and M.K. Janowiak, editors. Forest Adaptation Resources:  Climate change tools and approaches for land managers. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-87. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station, p 57-77.

 

Butler, Patricia; Janowiak, Maria; Brandt, Leslie; Swanston, Chris. 2011. Lessons learned from the Climate Change Response Framework Project in Northern Wisconsin. (portable document format (pdf)- You may download a free pdf reader from Adobe.)

Swanston, Chris; Janowiak, Maria; Iverson, Louis; Parker, Linda; Mladenoff, David; Brandt, Leslie; Butler, Patricia; St. Pierre, Matt; Prasad, Anantha; Matthews, Stephen; Peters, Matthew; Higgins, Dale; Dorland, Avery. 2011. Ecosystem vulnerability assessment and synthesis: a report from the Climate Change Response Framework Project in northern Wisconsin. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-82. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 142 p.

Butler, P.R. 2008. Composition of Solid Waste in the Municipal Dump in Berd, Armenia. M.Sc. Forestry Master Report. Michigan Technological University. 

 

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