Carbon and Forests: Monitoring Meeting Looks at Vermont
Release Date: 10-24-2008
A group of prominent speakers will discuss "Carbon, People and Vermont's Ecosystems," at the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative's 18th Annual Meeting at the University of Vermont on Monday, October 27th.
- Taking the widest lens, F. Herbert Bormann, a world-renowned scholar of forest ecology from Yale University will put Vermont's forests and ecosystem into global context, speaking on "Understanding How the Natural World Works."
- David Sleeper will speak on "Managing Carbon in the Northeastern Landscape," drawing on recent research conducted in New Hampshire at the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation that he directs.
- And George Crombie, secretary of Vermont's Agency of Natural Resources, will speak on "The Government's Role in Reducing Dependence on Fossil Fuel and Simultaneously Sustaining Healthy Forest Ecosystems."
Topics of additional presentations and posters will range from utilizing biomass harvested from Vermont's forests for renewable energy, to the effects of land use and transportation on carbon emissions in Chittenden County, to understanding carbon in Vermont's forest soils.
Vermont Monitoring Cooperative
In 1996, the University of Vermont, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, and the US Forest Service joined together, with support from US Senator Patrick Leahy, to operate the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative (VMC). The goal of the VMC is to better coordinate long-term natural resource monitoring and research within Mount Mansfield State Forest, the Lye Brook Wilderness Area of the Green Mountain National Forest and other areas in Vermont.
The VMC Annual Meeting is an opportunity for scientists, students, natural resource professionals and policy makers to learn about new forest health and ecosystem research projects, share information, and collaborate.