"Sustaining Forests in the Face of Uncertainty"
There is rapidly-growing interest in adapting forest ecosystems to changing and uncertain future conditions, but there are relatively few real-world examples of forest adaptation. This presentation will describe a set of forest adaptation resources that can be used by resource managers to incorporate regional information about climate change vulnerability and potential adaptation strategies into on-the-ground management, while meeting a variety of management goals. Examples from public, private, and tribal lands will be highlighted in order to discuss challenges and opportunities for incorporating climate change considerations into forest management.
Bio: As a scientist for climate change adaptation and carbon management at the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, Ms. Janowiak synthesizes and communicates the outcomes of forest research related to climate change, carbon, and bioenergy to a wide variety of audiences, including forest landowners, natural resource professionals, scientists, educators, and members of the public.