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Daphna Gadoth-Goodman and Lauren Cooper are contributing authors on NIACS Climate Change Field Guide for Northern Michigan Forests
Published on November 21, 2022
FCCP team members, Daphna Gadoth-Goodman and Lauren Cooper, worked in collaboration with NIACS to create a field guide on climate change in northern Michigan.
Lauren Cooper a Contributing Author to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Values Assessment
Published on November 2, 2022
FCCP Program Director, Lauren Cooper, contributes to the IPBES Methodological Assessment Report on the Diverse Values and Valuation of Nature.
Published on August 23, 2022
Project funded by the USFS R9 aims to 1) assess state capacity, interest, and needs for forest monitoring, modeling, and data interpretation; and 2) fill state-level knowledge gaps via the development of knowledge transfer materials.
Published on August 22, 2022
Graham Diedrich, FCCP graduate research assistant, has written an analysis discussing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 titled, "How will the Inflation Reduction Act impact forest and carbon management?"
Lauren Cooper and Kylie Clay publish article in Sustainability on safeguarding against harm in Climate-Smart Forest Economies (CSFEs)
Published on August 19, 2022
Lauren Cooper and Kylie Clay publish article in Sustainability, “Safeguarding against Harm in a Climate-Smart Forest Economy: Definitions, Challenges, and Solutions.”
Published on February 21, 2022
Graham Diedrich, FCCP graduate research assistant, has written an overview discussing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill titled, "How will the 2020 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act impact forests and climate?"
Published on February 7, 2022
Graham Diedrich, FCCP graduate research assistant, has written an overview discussing carbon fluxes and carbon stocks titled, "Carbon Stocks, Fluxes and the Land Sector."
Published on January 24, 2022
Graham Diedrich, FCCP graduate research assistant, has written an overview discussing carbon pricing mechanisms titled, "Carbon Pricing: Carbon Markets and Carbon Taxes."
Michigan State University's Forest, Carbon, and Climate Program (FCCP) is adding fire ecology and management to its curriculum
Published on September 6, 2021
In article "E-Learning Program expanding to incorporate fire ecology studies", Lauren Noel outlines the addition of fire ecology and management to the FCCP curriculum as part of a suite of existing courses in the FCCP.
Published on August 31, 2021
FCCP hosted engagement workshops with forestry experts from three US regions to inform the development of geographically focused educational content on regional forests, climate change impacts, management challenges, and adaptive management interventions.
Published on July 8, 2021
Lauren Cooper and Kylie Clay publish opinion piece in the Detroit Free Press titled "How Michigan forests can do more to help protect the planet."
Modeling the impacts of forest management on carbon sequestration and storage: a collaborative exercise with state partners
Published on January 25, 2021
Chad Papa, Research Assistant for the FCCP, publishes "Modeling the impacts of forest management on carbon sequestration and storage: a collaborative exercise with state partners."
Kylie Clay and Lauren Cooper publish a piece in GreenBiz outlining the FCWG's newly released federal policy platform
Published on December 8, 2020
Following the election, the Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG), of which the MSU FCCP plays a leading role, released an ambitious new federal policy platform.
Published on July 27, 2020
Raúl Ramos Veintimilla, David MacFarlane, and Lauren Cooper explain the potential of an alternative silvicultural system called Analog Forestry (AF).
Published on November 27, 2019
Chad Papa and Lauren Cooper publish short writing piece on Mongabay.com titled “How cities can lead the fight against climate change using urban forestry and trees”.