Forest ThreatNet

Volume 11, Issue 3 - May/June 2017

Publications, Products, Events, and More

  • 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.copy_of_Forest_Service_RD_newsletter.jpg
  • The U.S. Forest Service Research and Development newsletter highlights science news across the agency. Read the July issue, and subscribe to receive future issues.


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

  • Ward, E.J., J.-C. Domec, J. King, G. Sun, S. McNulty, and A. Noormets. 2017. TRACC: an open source software for processing sap flux data from thermal dissipation probes. Trees – Structure and Function. DOI: 10.1007/s00468-017-1556-0
  • Hallema, D.W., G. Sun, P.V. Caldwell, S.P. Norman, E.C. Cohen, Y. Liu, E.J. Ward, and S.G. McNulty. 2017. Assessment of wildland fire impacts on watershed annual water yield: Analytical framework and case studies in the United States. Ecohydrology 10(2):e1794. doi: 10.1002/eco.1794
  • Riitters, K., J.K. Costanza, and B. Buma. 2017. Interpreting multiscale domains of tree cover disturbance patterns in North America. Ecological Indicators 80:147-152. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.05.022


Personnel Updates

  • Christine Charles and Jessie Ventzke have joined the Center's Raleigh office for the summer field season. Charles is a rising junior studying Soil and Water Sciences at Purdue University, and Ventzke is a Michigan State University senior in the Environmental Biology/Zoology program. Both internships are part of the federal Pathways program.
  • Xiaodong Liu has joined the Center's Raleigh office as a visiting scholar. He is a lecturer of Forestry at the College of Forestry and Landscape Architecture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China. His current research focuses on ecosystem-scale water and carbon cycles and regional assessments of forest management impacts on water resources.
  • Asko Noormets, a long-time Center cooperating scientist from North Carolina State University, has accepted an Associate Professor position with Texas A&M University. His new role begins in July. Noormets will continue to coordinate research at flux tower sites in North Carolina.
  • Kier Klepzig, the Southern Research Station Assistant Director for Research and a mite-y champion of the Eastern Threat Center's work since 2009, has accepted a position as the Director of the Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center in Ichauway, Georgia. His new role begins in July.

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