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Wednesday Webinar: Biofuels and Wildlife

April 22, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT

AHB Wednesday Webinar:

Biofuels and Wildlife

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 11:30am Pacific Time

To attend register at: http://breeze.wsu.edu/wildlife/event/registration.html

Ensuring adequate wildlife habitat and habitat connectivity are important sustainability requirements for bioenergy feedstock production systems. Diverse habitats and connectivity support wildlife and species richness. Perennial bioenergy crops, such as short-rotation poplar trees, have potential to increase biodiversity in the agriculture landscape by providing areas of shelter and cover to wildlife.

In this special Earth Day webinar, we are bringing together researchers from across the United States to present information on biodiversity in bioenergy feedstock production systems. Brian Moser of the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Institute will discuss changes in biodiversity at four poplar study sites in the Pacific Northwest. Robert Fletcher from the University of Florida will contrast forest and agriculture feedstock’s effects on wildlife in the Southeastern United States.

What covered?

  • Biodiversity on poplar bioenergy plantations in the Pacific Northwest
  • Impacts to biodiversity in the Southeast’s pine forests
  • Ecological effects of using corn as a bioenergy feedstock
  • Species responses to biomass production

Read the complete presentation abstracts.

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 11:30pm – 12:30pm Pacific Time

Who Should Attend: Environmental professionals, students, land managers, bioenergy researchers, bio-industry representatives, Extension professionals, academic researchers, and community leaders.

Presenters: Brian Moser of Rocky Mountain Wildlife Institute and Robert Fletcher from the University of Florida

Sponsored by:   Washington State University Extension with funding from Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30407 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

How to access the webinar:

Please register for the webinar at http://breeze.wsu.edu/wildlife/event/registration.html.

On the day of the event, you can access the webinar at http://breeze.wsu.edu/growinggreen/.

 

This webinar is part of the AHB Hardwood Biofuels Webinar Series. Find the series including archived presentations online at http://hardwoodbiofuels.org/webinars/.

 

Want to be notified about future webinars?

Join our mailing list at http://hardwoodbiofuels.org/connect-with-ahb/.

 

Questions? Contact Nora Haider nora.haider@wsu.edu | 425-741-9962

 

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Nora Haider at nora.haider@wsu.edu, 425-741-9962  at least two weeks prior to the event. Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. 

 

Details

Date:
April 22, 2015
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Website:
http://breeze.wsu.edu/growinggreen/

Venue

Online

Organizer

Nora Haider
Email: