Volume 7, Issue 2 - March/April 2014
Center News, Publications, Products, and Events
- Two North Carolina State University (NCSU) cooperators have joined the Eastern Threat Center. Shanlei Sun is a postdoctoral researcher studying land surface processes, land-atmosphere interaction, ecohydrology, and climate simulation and prediction. Ginger Balmat is a graduate student assisting with development of the Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO). Welcome!
- May’s First Friday All Climate Change Talks will feature Northern Research Station’s Marla Emery who will discuss engaging tribal communities with climate change.
- Center research ecologist Qinfeng Guo's collaborative work is the subject of a Natural IQ article, "North of the Border: Are Nonnative Species Moving Northward As the Climate Changes?" Natural IQ is a regionally-focused Forest Service science journal written for middle school students.
- Steve McNulty discusses climate change impacts and how SERCH (see p. 1) can help farms and forests in recent podcasts from WUNC and WCOM.
Right: Appalachian forests are rapidly changing as an invasive insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid, kills hemlock trees. ForWarn researchers are tracking this staggering loss. Learn more at www.forwarn.forestthreats.org. Photo by Steve Norman.
- Potter, K.M.; Conkling, B.L., editors. 2013. Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2011. General Technical Report SRS-185. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 149 p.
- Draft reports for 2012 and 2013 are also available online.
- Treasure, E.; McNulty, S.; Moore Myers, J.; Jennings, L.N. 2014. Template for assessing climate change impacts and management options: TACCIMO user guide version 2.2. General Technical Report SRS-186. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 33 p.
- Vose, J.M.; K.D. Klepzig, editors. 2013. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options: A Guide for Natural Resource Managers in Southern Forest Ecosystems. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 492 p.
- Eastern Threat Center scientists co-authored several chapters in this book.