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Maine Forest Climate Change Webinar & Field Tour Series: Howland Research Forest
October 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
October 26 webinar
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
October 28 field tour
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Howland Research Forest (Howland, ME)
Topics of this pair of dates in the series: Long-term carbon & methane flux, soil data, NASA research
Howland Forest is a forest ecosystem research site established in 1986 by University of Maine researchers with the cooperation of the International Paper Company. It is located approximately 30 miles north of Orono, Maine, and situated within an expansive, low elevation conifer/northern hardwood transitional forest. The forest is dominated by spruce and hemlock with an average stand age of 140 years. Howland Forest became a founding member site of the AmeriFlux network in 1996. The current research focus is on the fluxes of carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor, and energy entering and leaving the forest (i.e., the forest-atmosphere exchange).
Webinar: Learn more about seminal forest research on atmospheric carbon and methane, forest ecology, soil health, and land conservation for forest research with panelists Shawn Fraver (UMaine PI), Dave Hollinger (USFS), Kathleen Savage (Woodwell Climate Research Center), and Jon Leibowitz (Northeast Wilderness Trust).
Field Tour: Shawn Fraver and Dave Hollinger, along with site forest research scientist John Lee, grad student Zoe Read, and NWT’s Stewardship Manager Hannah Epstein will guide field tour attendees through a series of site stops focused on tower data (option to climb to top or tower), carbon flux, NASA research plots, and CO2 log flux measurements.
Full Series Summary
Science and Practice: Addressing Forest Climate Change in Maine
An Interactive Webinar Series for Stakeholders and the Interested Public
Kicking off year 3 of our forest climate change in Maine webinar/field tour series! Our panelists will address an array of concerns related to Maine’s forests: scope and scale of climate issues; active management strategies; wildlife/biohabitat concerns; unique adaptation strategies at each site. The series continues with 1 hour noontime webinars, each followed by a half day field tour. Register for as many or as few as you wish, all from the same registration landing page linked above.