Integrating Climate Change with Forest Vegetation Models for Adaptation Planning

A Webinar for Managers, Planners, Vegetation Modelers, and Climate Change Coordinators

July 27, 2010 and August 4, 2010
10:00-11:30 am (Pacific)

About the Webinar

Evaluating the potential impacts of climate change on forest management and planning objectives is essential to ensuring that these objectives can be met in the coming decades. Numerous factors need to be considered, however, when integrating climate change and vegetation models used in forest planning and management. Which carbon dioxide emissions scenarios might you consider? Which global climate models are applicable? Which vegetation models are most appropriate for evaluating climate impacts? Underlying each of these decision points is a need to both understand and manage the uncertainties embedded in climate and vegetation modeling.

The webinar is jointly hosted by the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group and the US Forest Service Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center.

Download the webinar announcement (PDF)

Webinar Schedule and Presenters (back to top)

A repeat of the July 27, 2010, webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 4, from 10:00 am - 11:30 pm Pacific Time. The webinar will consist of presentations from 10-11 am and an optional 30 minute Q&A session from 11-11:30 am. There is no charge for the webinar.


Dr. Jeremy Littell (view bio)
Research Scientist
UW Climate Impacts Group

Dr. Samuel Cushman (view bio)
Research Landscape Ecologist
USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station

Who Should Participate (back to top)

The webinar is open to federal, state, and private managers, planners, vegetation modelers, and climate change coordinators.

How to Participate in the Webinar (back to top)

Participation in each webinar is limited to 100 callers. An RSVP is required. Individuals at the same location are encouraged to participate jointly. Forest Service video conferencing equipment can be used for projection to larger audiences.

To participate in the webinar, you need access to a telephone and a web browser with Adobe Flash 8 or higher (note: if you can view YouTube videos, you will be able to access the webinar). No additional software is required to participate. Adobe Flash is available as a free download if needed.

To RSVP, please email Lara Whitely Binder.

>> Go to call-in details and other logistical information

Presentation (back to top)

Note: the presentations on 7.27 and 8.4 are identical.

The following is helpful to know when listening to the audio file:

  • You will hear a participant's "hold" function on their phone system beeping periodically for 4 minutes between 59:15 and 1:03.
  • To easily change locations in the webinar playback, click on the "Advanced Options" icon next to the playback button and click on "Find" in the box that opens. This will generate a list of the slides from which you can pick and choose points of the webinar to play.

Questions? (back to top)

Please contact Lara Whitely Binder (206-616-5349 or or Terry Shaw (541-416-6600 or with questions regarding the webinar.

The Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington