I work on a wide range of projects related to climate change, carbon, and bioenergy for the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science. As a co-coordinator of the Northwoods Climate Change Response Framework project, I'm working with many partners to develop a vulnerability assessment, adaptation resources, and adaptation demonstration projects, all intended to help natural resource managers integrate climate change into management planning and activities.


The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) has been designed as a collaborative effort among the Forest Service, universities, and forest industry to provide information on managing forests for climate change adaptation, enhanced carbon sequestration, and sustainable production of bioenergy and materials.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service is a Federal agency that manages public lands in national forests and grasslands. The Forest Service is also the largest forestry research organization in the world, and provides technical and financial assistance to state and private forestry agencies. Gifford Pinchot, the first Chief of the Forest Service, summed up the purpose of the Forest Service—"to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long run."