Volume 12, Issue 3 - Summer 2018
Publications, Products, Events, and More
- Plants and fungi harvested for food, medicine, and other uses support people and economies across the United States, but these nontimber forest products have not been fully incorporated into forest management or policy, nor has there been a full accounting of their value. A new Forest Service report, Assessment of Nontimber Forest Products in the United States Under Changing Conditions, synthesizes the best available science that can be applied to manage these resources sustainably. Center research biologist Michelle Baumflek is among the coauthors of the report for a chapter that examines the cultural importance of nontimber forest products. Learn more in a Forest Service news release, and access the full report...
- The Center-hosted USDA Southeast Climate Hub is teaming up with the University of Florida to host a Hurricane Resilience Workshop on November 15 in Gainesville, FL. The workshop, developed in response to the extensive agricultural losses resulting from Hurricane Irma in September 2017, will focus on adaptation practices that increase resiliency in nursery, horticulture, row crop, livestock, and grazing land systems before, during, and after a hurricane event. The workshop is free and open to everyone.
The Hub will also sponsor an exhibition table at the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference to be held September 17-19 in Columbia, SC. The conference will provide an opportunity for the Hub to network with practitioners, researchers, and staff from local, state, and federal agencies, and share information about climate-related tools, resources, experiences, and activities in the Carolinas.
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- Hallema, D.W., F.-N. Robinne, and K.D. Bladon. 2018. Reframing the challenge of global wildfire threats to water supplies. Earth’s Future 6(6):772-776.
- Naujokaitis-Lewis, I., L.Y. Pomara, and B. Zuckerberg. 2018. Delaying management matters for species vulnerable to climate change. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13241.
- Siry, J.P., F.W. Cubbage, K.M. Potter, and K. McGinley. 2018. Current perspectives on sustainable forest management: North America. Current Forestry Reports 4:138-149.
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The Center-hosted USDA Southeast Climate Hub welcomes contractor Ryan Bennett (pictured), who is coordinating the Hurricane Resilience Workshop that will be held on November 15 in Gainesville, FL.
Xiaodong Liu has completed one year of training with the Eastern Threat Center and returned to South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou, China. Before his departure on July 2, Liu (pictured, with cake) presented “Drought and thinning have limited impacts on seasonal and annual evapotranspiration in a managed pine plantation forest on the southeastern United States coastal plain”—a summary of his research that was recently published in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Liu will continue to collaborate with Southern Research Station scientists on forest hydrology research.
Biological science information specialist Stephanie Worley Firley (pictured) has accepted a position as a technical writer/editor with the Southern Research Station's Technical Publications Team. She begins her new role on September 4.