The Climate, Atmospheric Change & Forests Working Group

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Mission: The Climate, Atmospheric Change & Forests Working Group promotes the knowledge of forest ecosystems through the science and monitoring of the effects of atmospheric changes on these forests, through international cooperation and dissemination of new technologies and techniques among the cooperating countries.

The working group:

  • Promotes the collection, exchange and dissemination of information and techniques in the field of monitoring of forest health and the evaluation of the effects of atmospheric changes on forests.
  • Prepares publications on the state of the health of forests in North America based on the monitoring of forest health conditions in the three countries.
  • Fosters international cooperation, in the field of detection and effects of atmospheric changes on forests, within North America among scientists and forest managers and other natural resource agencies.
  • Fosters communication with other NAFC Working Groups and with those of other FAO Forestry Commissions.s

Working Group Members

Oswaldo Carrillo Negrete
CONAFOR

Coordinación General de Planeación e Información

Carolyn Smyth

Canadian Forest Service, carolyn.smyth@canada.ca

 

Sylvie Gauthier
Natural Resources Canada

Liz Mayhew

U.S. Forest Service International Programs

 

Richard Birdsey
Retired US Forest Service, advisor

 

Craig Wayson
USFS/International Programs 

 

James Vose
US Forest Service

Christopher Swanston
US Forest Service

 

Hank Loescher
The National Ecological Observatory Network 
University of Colorado