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Climate Change Here and Now: Forest Ecosystem Impacts

Vicki Arthur
Vicki Arthur 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.


Deborah Finch, Ph.D.
Deborah Finch is a Research Wildlife Biologist with USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, stationed in Albuquerque, NM. Her career has spanned over 30 years, in locations such as Tempe and Flagstaff, Arizona, Laramie, Wyoming, Washington, D.C., and Albuquerque. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Management at Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, her Master's in Zoology at Arizona State University, Tempe, and her Ph.D. in Zoology and Physiology at University of Wyoming, Laramie. Her current interests focus on effects of climate change, invasive species, fire and fuel reduction on animal species, and restoration of river ecosystems.


Dr. Karen Flammer
Dr. Karen Flammer Dr. Karen Flammer is a Research Physicist at UCSD. She obtained her Ph.D. in Space Physics from UCSD in 1988. Since 1995, Karen has devoted her career to educational outreach projects at UCSD. She directs ISS-EarthKAM, a NASA funded educational program that teaches middle school students how to photograph the Earth from space using a digital camera onboard the International Space Station. Karen coordinates hundreds of middle schools across the country and develops curriculum supporting middle school teachers and their students. As Senior Vice President, Karen assists in educational outreach and gives workshops for parents at Sally Ride Science (SRS) Festivals.


Leesa Hubbard
Leesa Hubbard Leesa Hubbard is a teacher in Wilson County Tennessee. She earned a master’s degree in education from Vanderbilt University. She is a teacher resource agent for the American Astronomical Society, liaison for the U.S. Space Foundation, Airspace Systems Education Cohort, Messenger Fellow, alumni of the Maury Project at the US Naval Academy, and Sea Education Association of Woods Hole. During the 2002-2003 school year, she was awarded an Einstein Fellowship, and worked at NASA Headquarters with the Educator Astronaut Program.


Dr. Steve McNulty
Dr. Steve McNulty Since 1996, Dr. Steve McNulty has been an ecologist and team leader within the USDA Forest Service Southern Global Change Program, on the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh North Carolina. In addition to his science role, Dr. McNulty has served at the Forest Service Acting Director of Environmental Science Research, and as a US Congressional Fellow. He has a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. McNulty has authored or co-authored over 150 papers in the area of environmental stress impacts on forest ecosystems, including being the federal chairman for the National Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on US Forests.




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