Apr 30 2015

How can we use climate science to answer land management questions?

Webinar, Anchorage, and Fairbanks (see Logistics)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 03:00pm to 05:00pm AKDT

For the past four years a team of nearly thirty scientists have been developing the Integrated Ecosystem Model for Alaska and Northwest Canada (IEM). When completed in 2016, the model will simulate the effects of climate change on ecosystems and natural resources. The IEM is an unprecedented asset for climate change planning—but its utility relies on input from land managers and resource decision makers.

We invite you to join us for a presentation and discussion about the Integrated Ecosystem Model. In the first part of the presentation, we learned about the IEM and some example applications in land and resource management. In the second part of the presentation, we heard in greater detail how the IEM has been used for land management at Fort Wainwright, as a springboard for discussion of how the IEM might be applied to YOUR questions about climate change and land management. This discussion, and more to follow, helped set the course for the next phase of the IEM project.

Presenters included Dan Rees, a forester with the U.S. Army Alaska and Dave McGuire, a professor of ecology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 

For questions, contact Arctic LCC Coordinator Philip Martin at 907.456.0325 or philip_martin at fws.gov.