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Project Title: The Potential for Biotechnology to Address Forest Health

PIN: DELS-BANR-16-02         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

Laney, Kara N.

Subject/Focus Area:
Agriculture; Biology and Life Sciences; Environment and Environmental Studies

The Potential for Biotechnology to Address Forest Health Meeting #2
February 8, 2018 - February 9, 2018
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Jenna Briscoe


Register Here

The second meeting open session will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm Eastern Time at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC and via live webcast. At the meeting, the committee will hear from invited speakers. The recording will be posted here one week after the meeting.

February 8, 2018
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418 | Room 120

Measures and characteristics of forest health most appropriate when evaluating the risk of releasing trees produced using biotechnology

10:15 am Welcome and Introductions
Susan Offutt
Committee Chair
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Kara Laney
Study Director
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

10:30 am Kimberly F. Wallin
Research Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
University of Vermont

10:50 am James S. Clark
Nicholas Professor in Global Environmental Change and Professor of Statistical Science
Duke University

11:10 am Gary M. Lovett (presenting remotely)
Senior Scientist and Forest Ecologist
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

11:30 pm Discussion with morning session speakers

12:15 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Robert L. Deal (presenting remotely)
Research Forester and Ecosystem Services Team Leader
USDA Forest Service

1:20 pm Robert J. Johnston
Professor of Economics and Director of George Perkins Marsh Institute
Clark University

1:40 pm Christine Dean
Vice President, Global Timberlands Technology (retired) Weyerhaeuser

Anna Leon
Forest Pathologist, Weyerhaeuser

2:00 pm Discussion with afternoon session speakers

2:45 pm Public comment period

3:15 pm Adjourn open session

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Susan Offutt
Vikram Chhatre
Jason Delborne
Stephen DiFazio
Doria Gordon
Ines Ibanez
Gregory Jaffe
Mark Needham
Clare Palmer
Jeanne Romero-Severson
Ronald Sederoff
Diana Six
Richard Sniezko

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Metrics of forest health
Case studies

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: February 21, 2018