In the News
Dr. Ge Sun, research hydrologist with the U.S. Forest Service, recently served as guest associate editor for a special issue of the Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA). Sun joined three international scientists from the Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing Forestry University, and the University of British Columbia to blend a collection of 11 papers featuring forest hydrology research in China. The special issue can be found in the JAWRA October 2008 edition. Read more...
The tenth issue of the Southern Research Station's quarterly Compass magazine themed "What do forests have to do with climate change?" contains several articles that feature EFETAC's climate change-related work, an interview with EFETAC director Danny C. Lee, and an introduction to four new EFETAC scientists. Download the issue here.
Dr. Ge Sun, research hydrologist with EFETAC, was recently elected president of Sino-Ecologists Association Overseas (Sino-Eco) for its 2008-2010 term. Sun will assume presidential responsibilities May 1, 2008. Read more...
On January 21, 2008, National Public Radio (NPR) aired a story entitled "Trees Lost to Katrina May Present Climate Challenge" as part of the Climate Connections series on the daily news program All Things Considered.
New research has determined that the hundreds of millions of trees killed or damaged on the Gulf Coast during the 2005 hurricane season "have become an unexpectedly large contributor to global warming."
EFETAC ecologist Steve McNulty has been using field surveys and aerial photography in an attempt to quantify the carbon dioxide that will be released from the trees damaged as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Steve's work, along with that of Tulane University biology professor Jeff Chambers, is discussed in the Climate Connections story. Visit the NPR website to listen to the story or to read the transcript.