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Climate change workshop in northern MN

posted Nov 9, 2015, 10:20 AM by Melissa Lucash   [ updated Nov 9, 2015, 11:23 AM by Robert Scheller ]
Drs. Robert Scheller and Melissa Lucash traveled to Bemidji, MN from November 4-6, 2015 and presented the results of their USDA-funded grant to stakeholders.  They outlined which species are most likely to decline under climate change and the ability of management to maintain those species. The other Co-PIs on the grant, Drs. Eric Gustafson and Brian Sturtevant, also attended.  Dr. Sturtevant described how insects (jack pine budworm, forest tent caterpillar and chestnut borer) will affect these forests in the future, while Dr. Gustafson highlighted the use of LandViz, our soon-to-be released visualization tool for LANDIS-II.  

Thanks to the attendees, especially the staff at the Chippewa National Forest who have been terrific collaborators, and to Bemidji State University for hosting our event!



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