Forest fragmentation continues even as total forestland area remains relatively stable. The Update to the 2010 Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment reported that forest cover fragmentation increased from 2001 to 2011, with fragmentation rates higher on private land than on public land. Eastern Threat Center research ecologist Kurt Riitters will present a webinar on March 28 at 1:00 ET to describe how the RPA Assessment treatment of forest spatial patterns has evolved, summarize key results related to forest spatial patterns, and discuss future directions in evaluating fragmentation and land cover patterns. Join the webinar through Adobe Connect. For audio, dial 1-888-844-9904 and enter participant code 4167967#.
The 32nd annual Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) conference will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, March 29-April 1. Visit the MANRRS website for more information.
The Eastern Threat Center hosts First Friday All Climate Change Talks (FFACCTs), monthly information sharing forums featuring presentations about research activities focused on climate change impacts to forest ecosystems. The next FFACCTs will take place on Friday, April 7, at 11:00 ET. Visit the for details and to see archived presentations and related resources.
The 2017 annual meeting of the US-International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) will be held in Baltimore, MD, April 9-13. The meeting theme is "People, Places, Patterns: Linking Landscape Heterogeneity and Socio-Environmental Systems." Visit the meeting website for more information.
The International Association of Wildland Fire, in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council and the Western, Southeast, and Northeast Regional Strategic Committees, is presenting the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop. Themed "All Hands, All Lands: Implementation Rooted in Science," the workshop will be held in Reno, NV, April 25-27. Visit the workshop website for more information.
The North American Invasive Species Forum, a biennial conference encompassing the interests of professionals and organizations involved in invasive species management, research, and regulation in North America, will be held May 9-11 in Savannah, GA. Visit the forum website for more information.