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News Release - Journal Highlights Forest Service Early Warning System
A national early warning system designed to assist land managers in rapidly detecting threats to forest health is featured in the cover article of the October 2009 issue of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE&RS), the journal of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). The article, entitled “Toward a National Early Warning System for Forest Disturbances Using Remotely Sensed Canopy Phenology,” describes the vision and progress of the system in development by partners from EFETAC, the Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center, and NASA Stennis Space Center. Read more...
News Release - Forest Service Web-Based Tool Helps Manage Environmental Risk
EFETAC recently launched the Comparative Risk Assessment Framework and Tools (CRAFT), a user-friendly, Web-based support system that helps natural resource managers address uncertainties inherent in land management decisions. CRAFT offers a structured, simplified approach to determine objectives and calculates risks and tradeoffs associated with different management scenarios. Read more...
News Release - Forest Service Hosts 2nd International Conference on Forests and Water in a Changing Environment
As global climate change impacts forest ecosystems and, consequently, water quality and quantity, the need for science-based guidance for forest managers and policy makers has come to the fore. To address this need, the U.S. Forest Service Southern Global Change Program (SGCP) hosted the 2nd International Conference on Forests and Water in a Changing Environment to in Raleigh, NC, September 14-16, 2009. Read more...
EFETAC Hydrology Research Featured in Forest Landowner article
The May/June 2009 issue of Forest Landowner magazine features EFETAC research in the article "Forests and Future Water Stress in the Southeast." The article addresses the impacts of climate change, population growth, and land use change on water supplies based on SGCP projections. Read the article here.
EFETAC Scientist Featured in Online Blue Ridge Country Article
A Web exclusive article for Blue Ridge Country magazine features Steve McNulty, EFETAC ecologist. In "Rivers of Change," written by Cathryn McCue, McNulty discusses the impacts of climate change and variability on water resources. Read the article here.
EFETAC Carbon Sequestration Research Appears in Compass Magazine
EFETAC ecologist Steve McNulty's research on forest carbon sequestration following major disturbances is explained in the twelfthissue of the Southern Research Station's quarterly Compass magazine. The issue's theme is, "How do hurricanes affect forest resources? Lessons from Katrina and Rita." Read the article here or download the issue (PDF).
News Release - International Water Journal Taps Forest Service Scientist for Editorial Expertise
Dr. Ge Sun, research hydrologist with the U.S. Forest Service, was recently appointed associate editor for forest hydrology by the Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA). Sun joins an international team of associate editors representing government, private industry, and academia lending expertise in specialties such as aquatic ecology, water policy and planning, and water quality research. Read more...
EFETAC Scientist Featured in Blue Ridge Country Magazine
The November/December 2008 issue of Blue Ridge Country magazine features Steve McNulty, EFETAC ecologist. In an article by Steve Nash entitled "Double Vision: Climate Change Comes to the Mountains," McNulty discusses concerns about climate variability. Read the article here.