FCCP Releases Virtual Field Tour Video Series Highlighting Northeastern US Forests
FCCP and collaborators release virtual field tour video series discussing adaptive forest management treatments at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS).
The Michigan State University Forest Carbon and Climate Program (FCCP), alongside the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS), a collaborative, multi-institutional partnership led by the USDA Forest Service, produced a short video series on a virtual tour of the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS). The videos are related to the US Regions: Forest Carbon & Climate Adaptation courses. Filmed in 2021, the series is led by Luke Nave, former Associate Research Scientist at the University of Michigan Biological Station, and member of NIACS. Luke introduces the University of Michigan Biological Station field sites, explaining how management influences forest carbon, and the different types of adaptive forest management treatments at UMBS. In 2022, Luke became Research Associate Professor with Michigan Technological University, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science and is still a member of NIACS.
There are 6 videos in the series:
- Introduction to ‘Virtual Field Tour Video Series: Northeast US’
- How Management Influences Forest Carbon: UMBS Chronosequence Experiment
- Adaptive Forest Management: Resistance Treatments at UMBS
- Adaptive Forest Management: Resilience Treatments at UMBS
- Adaptive Forest Management: Transition Treatments at UMBS
- Measuring Forest Carbon in the Field
Other field researchers featured in the 2021 videos include:
- Katy Hofmeister, who was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Michigan Technological University at the time of filming. In 2023, Katy works as an Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
- Dr. Chris Gough, Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University
- Laura Hickey, M.S. Student at Virginia Commonwealth University, who graduated in May 2023.
More information on the collaboration can be found on the project page, while the videos can be viewed on the FCCP YouTube channel, and the Open Resource Library. To learn more about the related regionally focused courses, US Regions: Forest Carbon & Climate Adaptation, visit the course page.
This video series was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Renewable Resources Extension Act program grant and the USDA Forest Service Eastern Region State, Private, and Tribal Forestry.
The findings and conclusions in this preliminary publication have not been formally disseminated by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and should not be construed to represent any agency determination or policy.