Forest ThreatNet

Volume 10, Issue 5 - Nov. / Dec. 2016

Publications, Products, Events, and More


  • The Eastern Threat Center advanced research, science delivery, and partnerships through a variety of activities in 2016. Read highlights of the team's accomplishments.
  • SERCH_winter_newsletter.jpgThe Center-hosted USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub has published its winter newsletter, which includes a seasonal summary of La Niña climate risks and agricultural impacts for the southeastern United States. Subscribe to receive future issues.
  • First Friday All Climate Change Talks (FFACCTs) are monthly information sharing forums featuring presentations about research activities focused on climate change impacts to forest ecosystems. Visit the FFACCTs webpage for archived resources and upcoming FFACCTs presentation topics.
  • Forest Service Research and Development is now on Facebook! Visit and "like" the page to #BeConnected with the latest forest science.

New Publications and Products
(search Treesearch for all pubs and abstracts):

  • Duan, K., G. Sun, Y. Zhang, K. Yahya, K. Wang, J.M. Madden, P.V. Caldwell, E.C. Cohen, and S.G. McNulty. 2016. Impact of air pollution induced climate change on water availability and ecosystem productivity in the conterminous United States. Climatic Change. doi: 10.1007/s10584-016-1850-7
  • Jiao, L., N. Lu, G. Sun, E.J. Ward, and B. Fu. 2016. Biophysical controls on canopy transpiration in a black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) plantation on the semi-arid Loess Plateau, China. Ecohydrology 9:1068-1081. doi: 10.1002/eco.1711
  • Sun, Z., J. Wang, H. Ren, Q. Guo, J. Shu, and N. Liu. 2016. To what extent local forest soil pollen can assist restoration in subtropical China? Scientific Reports 6:37188. doi: 10.1038/srep37188

Personnel Updates

SHoagland_2015.JPGSerra Hoagland, Eastern Threat Center biological scientist and Southern Research Station co-point of contact for Tribal Relations, has accepted a position with the Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS). She will serve as the Forest Service Liaison Officer to the Salish Kootenai Tribal College (SKC) in Pablo, Montana under the RMRS Fire, Fuels and Smoke Science program. Her work will focus on advancing partnerships among SKC, RMRS, and the Forest Service State and Private Forestry’s Office of Tribal Relations. SKC is one of the largest Tribal Colleges in the United States and is the only Tribal College with a four-year forestry program. Serra begins her new role on January 9. Congratulations, Serra!

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