Informing a Forest Health Index and Bioclimatic Monitoring Network for the Roaring Fork Valley

Jan 20th, 2012 - Jan 20th, 2012

This one day workshop was a collaboration between the Aspen Global Change Institute and For the Forest (now merged with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies) and was held at the North American Ecological Observation Network facility in Boulder, Colorado. This workshop convened experts in forest ecology and Earth system modeling to discuss the development of a watershed scale monitoring system to inform bioclimatic change over time and to consider the development of a forest health index for the Roaring Fork Valley — a high mountain valley in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
Keywords: forests; ecosystems, human interactions


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Day 1January 20, 2012

9:00 am Part 1: Opening Remarks, Introductions, and Overview

9:30 am Part 2: Forest and Ecosystem Dynamics I

10:15 am Part 3: Changing Climate & Ecosystems Interactions in the Southern Rockies

12:30 pm Part 4: Forest and Ecosystem Dynamics II

1:30 pm Part 5: Synthesis & Wrap-Up


James C. Arnott

Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Executive Director
starEvent Co-Organizer

John Katzenberger

Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Co-Founder, Senior Fellow
starEvent Co-Organizer


For the Forest
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES)
For the Forest Program Director
Rocky Mountain Research Station
Quantitative Ecologist
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Senior Scientist
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Senior Scientist
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Invasive Species Branch Chief
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Research Forest Ecologist
University of Colorado, Boulder

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