We’re happy to announce that our post-meeting content page is up on our site at
https://www.uvm.edu/femc/cooperative/conference/2018/content. There, you can access video recordings and presentations from most of the talks at the conference, as well as view the posters
presented during our poster session, so if you missed something, check it out or refer back to it for the points you missed. We are hard at work developing the proceedings from the conference, including executive summaries of the morning sessions and the working
sessions, so stay tuned for that.
We are offering a 30-minute webinar on
Wednesday, November 28th, at 11 am to introduce the content, benefits, and search capabilities of the DEN.
The mission of the DendroEcological Network (DEN) is to provide an online repository for dendrochronological and associated forest ecology data, as well as offer a cyberinfrastructure for the discovery, exploration, and sharing of that
data. Using this portal, users can find data on over 4000 cores (and counting!) from 2500 trees across multiple projects, making it easier and faster to integrate data across projects and answer key questions about how our region’s trees are growing.
Click here to register for the DendroEcological Network Webinar.
The 2018 Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative Conference is just around the corner on December 14, 2018 in Burlington, VT, and we are pleased to release the agenda and announce that registration is open! This year’s theme is “Forests
and Climate Change: Managing impacts and planning for the future”.
Conference Agenda Released
Attached is the latest agenda - including contributed talks, posters, and working group sessions – which is also available online at:
https://www.uvm.edu/femc/cooperative/conference/2018/agenda. This year features a stellar plenary line-up, a record-breaking number of contributed talk submissions, and some phenomenal
special working sessions in the afternoon (and it’s still not too late to
propose one of your own!). We will continue to provide updates to the agenda on this page, so check back often. We are in the process of requesting SAF Continuing Forestry Education credits for this conference, last year, we were able to offer 4.5 CFE credits.
In addition, registration for the conference is now open at
https://www.uvm.edu/femc/cooperative/conference/2018/register. Registration costs $23 per person ($21 when you register in a group of 3 or more). When you register, we ask which afternoon working group session you expect to attend, and if you plan to attend
the afternoon social hour and poster session. Your answers to these questions are non-binding but important, as they will allow us to plan for the appropriate numbers at each event. Thank you in advance.
The Dean's Office of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources has generously provided funds for 20 complimentary registrations for graduate students available on a first-come first-served basis.
John Truong to request a free graduate student registration.
For parking information please see:
http://www.uvm.edu/~tpswww/parking/visitor/ and plan to park in the Gutterson parking garage, as there won’t be enough space in the Jeffords lot. Those of you driving Vermont State and Federal vehicles may park in non-metered spaces without a permit.
If you have any questions about the conference or any issues registering, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to seeing you at the conference on December 14th!
We are offering a
30-minute webinar next Tuesday, October 23rd, at 1pm to introduce the site’s content and search capabilities.
The Northeast Forest Fragmentation Information Network (FragNet) is a clearinghouse of over 260 documents, datasets, informational
products and other resources containing a wealth of information for understanding and addressing forest fragmentation. Using FragNet, you can search for and explore resources from maps to legislation to scientific articles, access summaries of each resource
highlighting important information, and download documents, making it easier to find and access available information on forest fragmentation occurring in the Northeast. This resource will be continuously updated, and you think we’re missing anything, please
send us an e-mail to let us know!
The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) is pleased to announce that submissions for
presentations, posters and
working sessions are now being accepted for the 2018 Conference. The conference takes place on Friday, December 14th, 2018, at the University of Vermont, and this year’s
theme is "Forests and Climate Change: Managing impacts and planning for the future". Full conference details are available at
We encourage you to consider contributing a presentation and/or poster about your work. Guidelines and submission forms can be found online at
https://www.uvm.edu/femc/cooperative/conference/2018/paper_call. All accepted abstracts will be published online as a part of the 2018 Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative Conference
We have been working on a number of data-driven tools and information portals around forest ecosystem health topics. We are offering a series of 30-minute webinars to introduce three of these tools to the Cooperative, and we hope you can join us! Registration links for each webinar are provided below.
The Vermont Forest Indicators Dashboard
August 30, 2018 (Thursday), 2:00-2:30 PM
View the dashboard at https://www.uvm.edu/femc/indicators
The Vermont Forest Indicators Dashboard grew from a working group coordinated at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative, where participants highlighted the need for an easy-to-use interface for accessing, visualizing and interpreting complex data. This tool summarizes long-term trends in dozens of datasets, and provides a current-year score to capture the condition of Vermont’s forest ecosystem as well as provide long-term context for understanding changes in those conditions. During the webinar, we will provide an overview of how the dashboard was developed and what you can do with it. Click here to register for the Vermont Forest Indicators Dashboard webinar.
The Northeastern Forest Health Atlas
September 19, 2018 ( Wednesday), 2:00-2:30 PM
The Northeastern Forest Health Atlas (NEFHA) is an online, interactive mapping platform to access data on forest health in the northeastern US. The purpose of the NEFHA is to provide information on short- and long-term changes in forest health and disturbance to researchers, managers, policy makers, and the general public, and access to the underlying data. NEFHA users can access nearly 100 years of aerial survey data and relevant research data, filter by damage agent, damage type, state, and year, as well as view graphs and tables of disturbance patterns over time and download maps and data. During the webinar, we will demonstrate key features of this tool and discuss the neat data sources that drive it. Click here to register for the Northeastern Forest Health Atlas webinar.
The Northeast Forest Fragmentation Information Network (FragNet)
October 9, 2018 (Tuesday), 2:00-2:30 PM
The Northeast Forest Fragmentation Information Network (FragNet) is a clearinghouse of documents, data and information containing a wealth of resources for understanding and addressing forest fragmentation. Using FragNet, you can search for and explore resources from maps to legislation to scientific articles, access summaries of each resource highlighting important information, and download full texts, making it easier to find and access available information on forest fragmentation occurring within the Northeast. This webinar will introduce the content and search capabilities of FragNet. Click here to register for the FragNet webinar.
FEMC is proud to announce that we have become a member node in DataONE! All of FEMC's existing projects and datasets are now discoverable through DataONE's search engine alongside hundreds of thousands of other datasets. This move not only makes FEMC's data more accessible, it makes it more secure by ensuring the rigorous metadata and resources of the FEMC are backed up on DataONE's distriubuted network. DataONE is a global effort that enables universal access to data and also facilitates researchers in fulfilling their need for data management and in providing secure and permanent access to their data. DataONE offers the scientific community a suite of tools and training materials that cover all aspects of the data life cycle from data collection, to management, analysis and publication.
This year's conference promises to deliver a dynamic array of talks and workshops designed to help collaborators build capacity to communicate and market their work to a broader stakeholder audience. This conference will help participants develop messages and share information in such a way that the public sees the value of forest ecosystem monitoring and research in our region and its relevance to their lives.
The Environmental Monitoring and Management Alliance (EMMA) in is a regional network of land managers and researchers committed to developing standardized methodologies for environmentally relevant research and data collection in the Hudson Valley of New York. Bringing together 10 organizations, they have built up an initial data archive of climate and deer exclosure data, and made it available through the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative’s archive. Included are six datasets on deer exclosures, one of which has been in operation since 1992, and eight weather monitoring projects at different sites. Find out more about this great effort and the data they are bringing together at http://www.uvm.edu/vmc/emma.