Climate Change Here and Now: U.S. Forest Service Research
Websites Which Model Potential Future Climate Change and Changes to Bird and Tree
Vicki Arthur, U.S. Forest Service, D.C. Headquarters, Conservation Education Office
Vicki Arthur is a Conservation Education Specialist with a background in biology
and environmental education.
Vicki holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Education from Southern Oregon University
and a BS in Biology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
Vicki joined the Forest Service Conservation Education staff 2 years ago, from a
position as a wildlife biologist in Oregon. While working as a biologist, Vicki
developed a passion for translating science to education, which she continues to
enjoy in her new role.
Matthew Peters has been working at the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station
in Delaware, Ohio since 2006. He has a B.S. in Geographic Information Systems from
Ohio University and a M.S. in Applied Biological Sciences from Arizona State University.
Matt uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and statistical techniques to analyze
and map the environmental data used to develop the Climate Change Bird and Tree
Atlas. The Climate Change Atlas uses computer modeling to map the potential responses
of bird and tree species to several carbon emissions scenarios of climate change.
In addition to the Bird and Tree Atlas, Matt has helped model the spread of emerald
ash borer beetle in Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio, and has explored the use of site
conditions to develop a wildfire hazard index for New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
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