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Climate Change Here and Now: U.S. Forest Service Research Websites Which Model Potential Future Climate Change and Changes to Bird and Tree Species Distribution

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.

Matthew Peters
Matthew Peters 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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