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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

RSO:
Laney, Kara N.

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


First Meeting of The Committee on The Potential for Biotechnology to Address Forest Health
December 1, 2017 - December 2, 2017
National Academy of Sciences Building
2100 C St. NW
Washington D.C.


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: Amber Brown
Email: asbrown@nas.edu
Phone: 202342586
Fax:


Agenda:

OPEN SESSION - December 1, 2017

10:30 am Welcome and Introductions

Susan Offutt, Committee Chair

10:45 am Sponsor Presentations

10:45 am U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities

Michael Goergen, Vice President, Innovation and Director, P3Nano

11:10 am U.S. Department of Agriculture–Forest Service

Carlos Rodriguez Franco, Deputy Chief, Research and Development

11:35 am U.S. Department of Agriculture–Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Susan Koehler, Intergovernmental Agricultural Biotechnology Liaison

12:00 pm Environmental Protection Agency

John Kough, Senior Scientist, Office of Pesticide Programs, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division

12:25 pm Lunch

1:30 pm U.S. Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service

Kevin Hackett, Senior National Program Leader, Crop Entomology

1:55 pm U.S. Department of Agriculture–National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Timothy Conner, Director, Division of Bioenergy

2:20 pm General Committee Discussion with Sponsors

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Public Attitudes and Philosophical Perspectives on the Use of Biotechnology to Address Forest Health

Evelyn Brister, Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology

3:30 pm Why Biotech Solutions are Needed to Address Forest Health

Steve Strauss, Professor, Oregon State University

4:00 pm Threats to and Efforts to Protect Acacia Koa in Hawaii

Dulal Borthakur, Professor, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

4:30 pm How a Single Gene May Help Save the American Chestnut

William A. Powell, Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

5:00 pm General Committee Discussion with Speakers

5:30 pm Public Comment

6:00 pm Adjourn Open Session


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

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The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:


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


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