FEMC Annual Conference
Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative
Our forests and communities are experiencing a wide variety of disruptions and disturbance - from the impacts of forest pests, ungulate browse, and climate change, to the indirect outcomes experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic on forest-based recreation, forest fragmentation, and changing community composition. The 2021 FEMC Conference will explore a range of disturbances and disruptions, identify monitoring that can help us understand the response of the forest ecosystems, and learn about tools and resources available to help communities go from surviving to thriving during this time of change.
More info: https://events.zoom.us/er/YB0Gv5iS3ipjcobt8_P9N0hA5AP-AMWsKKGmYYvquLcQZmoJvO-23jxrQ8_auhfHkl-j2I6U3Qeftw.YKlX6YyPTiYPZLUf
A cultural keystone species on the brink of demise: Assessing radial growth of black ash and occurrence of basket quality trees before impacts associated with the emerald ash borer invasion
Persistence of the leaf economic spectrum across the temperate-boreal ecotone in New York and northern New England
Matthew Hecking, State University of New York, Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) Department of Sustainable Resources Management; Julia Burton, Michigan Technological University (MTU) College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science; Jenna Zukswert, SUNY ESF Department of Sustainable Resources Management; Martin Dovčiak, SUNY ESF Department of Environmental and Forest Biology; and John Drake, SUNY ESF Department of Sustainable Resources Management
The Vermont Atlas of Life: Discovering and Sharing Biodiversity Knowledge
Julia Pupko, Mike Hallworth, Jason Loomis, Spencer Hardy, Nathaniel Sharp, Emily Anderson, Kent McFarland
The Vermont Center for Ecostudies launched an ambitious online project that allows anyone to explore vast amounts of data on biodiversity across the Green Mountain State. Now released as a beta version, the Vermont Atlas of Life Data Explorer is the newest implementation of the Living Atlas platform, powerful software first developed in Australia and now being implemented by countries around the globe. VAL also links Vermont to worldwide biodiversity projects. The Vermont Atlas of Life has been an official Global Biodiversity Information Infrastructure (GBIF) biodiversity data publisher since 2018. GBIF is an international network and research infrastructure funded by the world’s governments, providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth. The GBIF network includes hundreds of institutions that publish biodiversity data, like the Vermont Atlas of Life.
The VAL Data Explorer offers users a way to explore over 550 datasets comprising 6.5 million primary biodiversity records of more than 12,500 plants, animals, and fungi found in Vermont. Accessing an ever-growing statewide biodiversity database, the VAL Data Explorer is a collaborative, open, digital platform that combines Vermont biodiversity data from multiple sources, making it accessible and reusable. VAL’s digital platform supports: access to species information, data downloads, online mapping and analysis tools, data collection, upload, aggregation and sharing, and more.
Perhaps you have a dataset of species observations that are only on paper forms. Or maybe you have an old spreadsheet or database from work you completed long ago that is somewhere on your computer. Maybe you have notebooks filled with field sightings. Whatever the situation, your hard work will be more widely used for science, conservation and education if others can access it now and far into the future. Whether you want to create a specific atlas on our site, share data with others, or just archive your data for the future with restrictions – we’re here to help you find a solution that fits.
Bird Species Richness of the Saint Michael's Natural Area
Maine TREE (Timber Research & Environmental Education)
Kelly French, CJ Herlihy, Jonathan LaBonte
Sixty years of coastal red spruce: Stand dynamics at historic inventory sites
Camilla E. Seirup, Shawn Fraver, Jay W. Wason, Anthony W. D'Amato, Kate M. Miller, Aaron S. Weed
Physiological response of canopy red spruce to an experimental extreme drought
Kelly French, Heidi Asbjornsen, Laura Kenefic, David Moore, Matthew Vadeboncoeur, Jay Wason