Dr. Alan Lucier, NCASI Senior Vice President,
passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Al was a dedicated and
insightful leader of NCASI for more than thirty years. In addition to being an accomplished
professional, Al was a warm, friendly, stalwart presence in the NCASI
community. NCASI will greatly miss our friend and colleague.
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All who are interested in the sustainable management of northern
forests are invited to attend NCASI’s 2014 Northern Regional Meeting forestry
session, to be held May 7-8 at the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau, Wisconsin. The
session, titled “Sustainable Forestry in the North: Issues and Information
Needs,” will include a variety of speakers from within and outside the Lake
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Two new studies add to NCASI’s long history of climate change
research. In the first, Dr. Craig Loehle develops a method for calculating
climate sensitivity, which is the amount that the Earth warms for a doubling of
CO2 or equivalent forcings. In the second paper, Loehle evaluates
the likely response of northern latitude trees to warming.
Resources for the Future is distributing a discussion paper titled
Wood Bioenergy and Land Use: A Challenge
to the Searchinger Hypothesis.