Presenters: Jim Wickham, Senior Research Biologist, EPA; Jim Vose, Senior Research Ecologist, Southern Research Station, USFS; and Dave Peterson, Professor, Forest Ecology, University of Washington
Seminar No. 3 in the NCA4/NOAA 11-part Seminar Series: The Fourth National Climate Assessment: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States.
Jim Wickham is a Research Biologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to joining EPA in 1998, Jim worked for Tennessee Valley Authority, Desert Research Institute, and Earth Satellite Corporation. Jim has a broad interest in the environmental impacts of spatial and temporal land cover patterns (https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=27c2SekAAAAJ). He coordinates EPA's participation in the MultiResolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) consortium, a group of 10 federal agencies that produces the National Land cover Database (NLCD), the Cropland Data Layer (CDL), the Coastal Change Analysis Program land cover (C-CAP), and LANDFIRE.
Jim Vose is a Senior Research Ecologist with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Center for Integrated Forest Science (CIFS) at Research Triangle Park, NC. Prior to his current appointment as Co-Director of CIFS, he spent 25 years at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory studying and leading research on watershed ecosystem responses to disturbances and forest management. He has published over 250 research papers and two books. His current research examines the interactions among climate change, changing forest conditions, and water resources at landscape scales. In addition, he has led numerous national assessments and syntheses investigating forest ecosystem responses to drought and climate change, including the recently released National Climate Assessment.
Dave Peterson is Emeritus Senior Research Scientist with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and Professor of Forest Biology at the University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. He has conducted research on climate change and fire science throughout western North America, has published 230 scientific articles and four books, and as a contributing author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He recently published the book Climate Change and Rocky Mountain Ecosystems, and currently works on climate change assessment and adaptation on federal lands throughout the western United States. Dave lives in northwest Washington state where he manages Mountain Heart Tree Farm.
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