“In the spring of 2011, the Denman Forestry Issues Series was presented by the School of Forest Resources (SFR), College of the Environment, at the University of Washington. The series featured nine speakers celebrating the international contributions of SFR to the United Nations International Year of Forests 2011, which has the theme of raising awareness of sustainable management, conservation, and development of all types of forests throughout the world.
The third session focused on “Forest Management, Carbon Fluxes and Urban Wildlife.” Rob Harrison described a forestry project in Brazil where intensive management and restoration ecology work side by side in the Mata Atlantica forest on the Brazilian east coast. Ken Bible showed how SFR is involved in a multinational carbon monitoring network at the Wind River Field Station in southern Washington near the Columbia River. Switching gears the final presentation was given by Barbara Clucas on a cross-continental comparison of ecological connections between humans and birds in urban areas in Europe (Berlin) and North America (Seattle)”.
The Denman Forestry Issues series is intended to educate the public about topical issues in forest resources in the Pacific Northwest, as well as provide information to natural resource specialists and students. Many of the international research, teaching and outreach activities conducted by SFR faculty and students impact the Pacific Northwest and some of the work is directly transferable. SFR has faculty and students working in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia in all types of forests and their interesting stories are told here.”
Rob Harrison|,Rob Harrison, Professor, School of Forest Resources Ken Bible|,Ken Bible, Research Scientist, Wind River Filed Station, School of Forest Resources Barbara Clucas,Barbara Clucas, Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Forest Resources