Volume 6, Issue 2 - June/July 2013
Eastern Threat Center Highlights Cont'd
Eastern Threat Center Co-Organizes Special Landscape Ecology Event
Several Eastern Threat Center scientists study land surface phenology – the status and timing of seasonal forest leaf development. When natural resource managers are in tune with phenological patterns, they can identify unusual conditions indicating potential ecosystem disturbance or recovery. Center scientists and partners organized a special session during the US International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) 2013 annual symposium to exchange information and ideas with other researchers, land managers and students.
Right: Eastern Threat Center ForWarn researchers (l to r) Bill Hargrove, Bill Christie, and Steve Norman. ForWarn was featured during the US-IALE special landscape ecology event.
Tribal Relations Enhanced
Eastern Threat Center biological scientist Serra Hoagland serves as a point of contact for the Southern Research Station’s Tribal Relations initiatives. Hoagland, who is Laguna Pueblo, recently represented the Station at the United Southern and Eastern Tribes (USET) Impact Week and assisted with TACCIMO training at the annual USET conference in May. The Forest Service Office of Tribal Relations’ newsletter highlights more of her work.
Museum Targets Invasive Species
Center research ecologist Frank Koch joined industry and scientific experts at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences inaugural conference, Mobile Data Collaboration: Partnering in a Mobile World. The conference highlighted mobile technologies to create broad awareness of invasive species issues.