Forestry Research Seminar Series with Dr Harry Nelson
A collaborative approach to translating climate change scenarios into forest management adaptation strategies
Tuesday, January 17th
CAWP Classroom (2964/65)
Centre for Advanced Wood Processing
2900 – 2424 Main Mall
A suite of models can be used in a collaborative approach to identify and select adaptation strategies, drawing on two examples from the BC Interior. These models are designed to take into account forest conditions, ecosystem process, and associated management objectives; the collaborative approach then involves working with local decision-makers, practitioners, and stakeholders to tailor to those local conditions and values. This approach can then be used in carrying out vulnerability assessments, to explore adaptation strategies, and provide guidance on strategic options at the forest estate level. The approach explicitly recognizes the high degree of uncertainty created by climate change in a highly diverse and dynamic landscape, and gives both researchers and managers a platform for the evolution of learning and how to implement proactive adaptive management under climate change.