The Eastern Threat Center hosts First Friday All Climate Change Talks (FFACCTs), monthly information sharing forums featuring presentations about research activities focused on climate change impacts to eastern forest ecosystems. The next FFACCTs will take place on Friday, March 7, at 11:00 ET. Randy Johnson, National Leader of the USDA Regional Climate Hubs, will provide an overview and discuss the seven national hubs. View the agenda, and visit the to view archived presentations and related resources. For additional information, please contact Perdita Spriggs, (828) 230-3292 or .
The Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series presents "Tracking Land-Use Change Over Time" on March 12 at 2:00 ET. The webinar will showcase NASA’s Land-Use/Land-Cover Change Program (LCLUC) program, exploring how time-tracking of land use observations from space can be used from a planning perspective. LCLUC’s Program Manager will give a brief introduction to the program, followed by urban, forest and agriculture presentations from researchers whose work is supported by the program. Visit the webinar series website for more information
The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) presents monthly "brown bag" meetings featuring presentations and time for everyone to meet and share information/news. The topic for the next meeting on March 13 will be "Fire Weather Monitoring and Predictability in the Southeast." Visit the for details.
On the third Thursday of each month, the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) hosts a web forum that provides another way of sharing information and generating dialogue. The topic of the next web forum on March 20 will be "Insights and thoughts from web community: Guiding your Cooperative over the next year." Visit the for details.
The Forest Service Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) Working Group Meeting is open to all FHM partners. The meeting provides a forum for open discussion on important forest health issues and provides opportunities for FHM partners to make specific recommendations to the FHM National Program Manager and management team on program development and implementation. The 18th biennial meeting will be held near Jacksonville, FL, March 24-27. Visit the FHM website for more information.
Maria Janowiak, a scientist with the Northern Research Station's Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, will present "Sustaining Forests in the Face of Uncertainty" as part of the NECSC webinar series. The webinar will take place at 3:30 ET on March 26. Visit the NECSC's website for details.
Scientists from the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS), other federal and state agencies, and Universities, are offering an all-day symposium about the role of natural disturbances in upland hardwood forests of the southern United States and the range of variation in frequency, spatial scale, and the gradient of structural conditions they create. The symposium will be held on April 3 at the annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Spartanburg, SC. Visit the SRS website for more information.
The Forest Service, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), and Weyerhaeuser Company are co-sponsoring an international symposium, "Evapotranspiration: Challenges in Measurement and Modeling from Leaf to the Landscape Scale And Beyond." The symposium will be held in Raleigh, NC, April 7-11. Visit the ASABE website for more information.
Practitioners, researchers, and staff from local, state, and federal agencies will share information about climate-related tools, resources, experiences, and activities in the Carolinas during the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference. The conference will be held April 28-29 in Charlotte, NC. Visit the conference website for more information.
The US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) fosters landscape ecology in the United States, providing a link among practitioners in landscape ecology in the United States and the international community, and promoting interdisciplinary research and communication among scientists, planners, and other professionals concerned with landscape ecology. The 2014 US-IALE Annual Symposium will be held May 18-22 in Anchorage, AK. Visit the symposium website for more information.
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), the world's largest forest science network, will hold the XXIV IUFRO World Congress in Salt Lake City, UT, October 5-11. The theme is "Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research." Visit the IUFRO website for more information.