SCIENCE ADVISORY PANEL

WORK GROUP

The Science Advisory Panel provides support to Task Force leadership and work groups for action plan priorities, science-based decision making, including translating scientific findings related to agency programs, and identifying research gaps to inform future forest health projects.



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Learning


Below are a series of briefs intended to communicate three different California ecosystems’ general physical appearance and summarize processes to keep them intact.

Blue OakPonderosa PineRedwoods

Publications


Prioritizing Forest Health Investments: a science-based framework for identifying priorities for forest health investments

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Publications


2019 Tree Mortality Work Group: Could We Have Avoided Forest Mortality?

Could we have avoided forest mortality? In response to a request from the 2019 Tree Mortality Working Group, the Panel offered expert opionion on whether recent tree mortality events in California were avoidable (June 2019)

Learn More about 2019 Tree Mortality Work Group

Publications


LiDAR: What Can It Measure and How Can it Be Used?

A summary of applications for and recommendations regarding LiDAR (March 2020)

Learn More LiDAR

Work Group Facilitator


Jennifer Smith, USDA California Climate Hub


Work Group Leads

John Battles, UC Berkeley

Steve Ostoja, USDA California Climate Hub

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Partnering Organizations


  • Adam Moreno, California Air Resources Board: Landscape
    Ecology and climate science
  • Becky Estes, US Forest Service Region 5: Vegetation and
    fire ecology
  • Beth Rose Middleton, UC Davis: Social science,
    environmental justice, Native American Studies
  • Chelsea Andreozzi, Post-doctoral scholar USDA CA Climate Hub
  • Christy Brigham, National Park Service: Vegetation and
    public land management
  • Chris Fettig, US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest
    Research Station: Ecological stressors and disturbances
  • Chris Keithley, CAL FIRE FRAP: Forestry and vegetation
    management
  • Francisco Escobedo, US Forest Service Pacific Southwest
    Research Station: Urban and community forestry, ecosystem services
  • Irene Vasquez, National Park Service, Southern Sierra
    Miwuk and Paiute: Ecological restoration
  • John Battles, UC Berkeley: Forest ecosystems
  • Juliann Aukema, US Forest Service Pacific Southwest
    Research Station: Landscape ecology and conservation biology
  • Lara Kuppers, UC Berkeley: Climate-ecosystem
    interactions
  • Lenya Quinn-Davidson, UC Cooperative Extension – Fire
    Advisor: Fire ecology and management
  • Malcolm North, US Forest Service Pacific Southwest
    Research Station: Forest ecosystems
  • Natalie van Doorn, US Forest Service Pacific Southwest
    Research Station: Urban and community forestry, forest ecosystems
  • Nic Enstice, California Department of Conservation:
    Forest ecosystems
  • Nicole Molinari, US Forest Service Region 5: Vegetation
    ecology and chaparral ecosystems
  • Ramona Butz, US Forest Service Region 5: Vegetation and
    fire ecology
  • Ryan Tompkins, UC Cooperative Extension: Forest and
    vegetation management
  • Safeeq Kahn, UC Cooperative Extension & UC Merced:
    Forest hydrology
  • Sarah Bisbing, University of Nevada, Reno: Forest
    silviculture and conservation
  • Scott Stephens, UC Berkeley: Fire science
  • Steven Ostoja, USDA CA Climate Hub: Climate adaptation
    science
  • Tirtha Banerjee, UC Irvine: Atmospheric science and
    wildfire modeling
  • Yana Valachovic, UC Cooperative Extension – Forest
    Advisor: Forestry and vegetation management
  • Jin Yufang, UC Davis: Remote sensing and spatial
    informatics