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Webinar: Introducing the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative
October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thank you to all who joined the Guild as we hosted this webinar with our member Dr. Alexandra (Ali) Kosiba, Research Project Coordinator for the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative and Staff Scientist for the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.
The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC; www.uvm.edu/femc) is a small office located in Burlington, Vermont, that supports a much larger network of cooperators across the greater New England and New York region. This unique relationship allows the FEMC to work across groups, including land managers, foresters, policy makers, researchers, non-profits, students, and others involved with monitoring forested ecosystems, from soil to water and wildlife to plants. Overall, the FEMC strives to improve information sharing and data discovery for better understanding of the region’s forests. To do this, we oversee a robust data archive, host an annual scientific conference, produce yearly condition reports, perform field monitoring, and build online data exploration and synthesis tools. In the last couple of years, we have produced more data-driven online tools and collections – like the Northeastern Forest Health Atlas, the DendroEcological Database, and the Northeastern Forest Fragmentation Network, among others. In this webinar, I’ll introduce you to the FEMC, showcase our online resources and data archive, describe our current projects, and illustrate how you can get involved with the FEMC.