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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Open Session Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Forest Health and Biotechnology: Possibilities and Considerations. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25221.
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Appendix B

Open Session Meeting Agendas

Information-gathering sessions include in-person public meetings and webinars held by the committee from December 2017 to April 2018. They are listed in chronological order. The locations of in-person meetings are provided. Presentations that were made via the Internet at the in-person public meetings are noted.

DECEMBER 1, 2017—FIRST PUBLIC MEETING

The first in-person public meeting of the Committee on the Potential for Biotechnology to Address Forest Health was held at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, DC.

Open Session Agenda
December 1, 2017
10:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Susan Offutt, Committee Chair, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Kara Laney, Study Director, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
10:45 a.m. U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
Michael Goergen, Vice President, Innovation, and Director, P3Nano
11:10 a.m. U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service
Carlos Rodriguez Franco, Deputy Chief
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Open Session Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Forest Health and Biotechnology: Possibilities and Considerations. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25221.
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11:35 a.m. U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Susan Koehler, Intergovernmental Agricultural Biotechnology Liaison
12:00 p.m. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
John Kough, Senior Scientist, Office of Pesticide Programs, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division
12:25 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service
Kevin Hackett, Senior National Program Leader, Crop Entomology
1:55 p.m. U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Timothy Conner, Director, Division of Bioenergy
2:20 p.m. General Committee Discussion with Sponsors
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Public Attitudes and Philosophical Perspectives on the Use of Biotechnology to Address Forest Health
Evelyn Brister, Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
3:30 p.m. Why Biotech Solutions Are Needed to Address Forest Health
Steve Strauss, Professor, Oregon State University
4:00 p.m. Threats to and Efforts to Protect Acacia koa in Hawaii
Dulal Borthakur, Professor, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
4:30 p.m. How a Single Gene May Help Save the American Chestnut
William A. Powell, Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
5:00 p.m. General Committee Discussion with Speakers
5:30 p.m. Public Comment Period
6:00 p.m. Adjourn Open Session

DECEMBER 12, 2017—WEBINAR

Tree Breeding for Forest Health—Current Successes. How Can Biotechnology Help?

Richard Sniezko, U.S. Forest Service

Emerald Ash Borer—The Complexities of a Catastrophic Invader

Deb McCullough, Michigan State University

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Open Session Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Forest Health and Biotechnology: Possibilities and Considerations. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25221.
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Developing Genetically Diverse, Blight-Resistant American Chestnut Through Conventional Breeding and Genetic Engineering

Jared Westbrook, The American Chestnut Foundation

FEBRUARY 8, 2018—SECOND PUBLIC MEETING

The second in-person public meeting of the Committee on the Potential for Biotechnology to Address Forest Health was held at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, DC.

Open Session Agenda
February 8, 2018
10:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

10:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Susan Offutt, Committee Chair, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Kara Laney, Study Director, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
10:30 a.m. Forest Health: Context for Contemplating the Role of Biotechnology to Enhance Forest Health
Kimberly F. Wallin, Research Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, University of Vermont
10:50 a.m. Our Charge: Forest Health Measures for Evaluating Risk from Release of Biotech Trees
James S. Clark, Nicholas Professor in Global Environmental Change and Professor of Statistical Science, Duke University
11:10 a.m. The Risk to Forest Health Posed by Biotech-Modified Trees
Gary M. Lovett (presenting remotely), Senior Scientist and Forest Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
11:30 a.m. Discussion with Morning Session Speakers
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Using Ecosystem Services Frameworks to Increase Forest Value and Enhance Forest Health
Robert L. Deal (presenting remotely), Research Forester and Ecosystem Services Team Leader, U.S. Forest Service
1:20 p.m. Forest Health and Biotechnology within an Ecosystem Services Framework
Robert J. Johnston, Professor of Economics and Director of George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Open Session Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Forest Health and Biotechnology: Possibilities and Considerations. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25221.
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1:40 p.m. Biotechnology and Forest Health: An Industry Perspective
Christine Dean, Vice President, Global Timberlands Technology (retired), Weyerhaeuser
Anna Leon, Forest Pathologist, Weyerhaeuser
2:00 p.m. Discussion with Afternoon Session Speakers
2:45 p.m. Public Comment Period
3:15 p.m. Adjourn Open Session

FEBRUARY 12, 2018—WEBINAR

Using Genomic Tools to Understand and Manage Adaptation to Climate

Sally Aitken, University of British Columbia

FEBRUARY 22, 2018—WEBINAR ON POPLAR AND ASH

Jennifer Koch, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Jared M. LeBoldus, Oregon State University

FEBRUARY 23, 2018—WEBINAR ON PESTICIDE USE IN FORESTS

John L. Kough, Office of Pesticide Programs, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Environmental Protection Agency

Robyn Rose, USDA-APHIS, Plant Protection and Quarantine

MARCH 2, 2018—WEBINAR ON INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES ON THE USE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IN FORESTS

Neil Patterson, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

B.J. McManama, Indigenous Environmental Network

Michael J. Dockry, U.S. Forest Service and University of Minnesota

MARCH 5, 2018—FOREST ECOLOGY AT THE U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

William C. (Chuck) Hunter, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Marit Alanen, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Open Session Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Forest Health and Biotechnology: Possibilities and Considerations. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25221.
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MARCH 8, 2018—GE TREES AND THE U.S. REGULATORY SYSTEM

Adam Costanza, Institute of Forest Biosciences

Lori Knowles, University of Alberta and Institute of Forest Biosciences

William (Bill) Doley, USDA-APHIS–Biotechnology Regulatory Services

MARCH 8, 2018—ETHICS OF USING BIOTECHNOLOGY IN CONSERVATION

Ron Sandler, Northeastern University

Faith T. Campbell, Center for Invasive Species Prevention

MARCH 27, 2018—RISKS, CONCERNS, AND POTENTIAL PROBLEMS REGARDING THE USE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY TO ADDRESS FOREST HEALTH

Rachel Smolker, BiofuelWatch

Anne Petermann, Global Justice Ecology Project

Ruddy Turnstone, Global Justice Ecology Project

MARCH 27, 2018—WHITEBARK PINE

Diana F. Tomback, University of Colorado Denver

APRIL 5, 2018—THIRD PUBLIC MEETING

The third in-person public meeting of the Committee on the Potential for Biotechnology to Address Forest Health was held at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, DC.

Open Session Agenda
April 5, 2018
10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Susan Offutt, Committee Chair, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Kara Laney, Study Director, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
10:50 a.m. Risk Assessment to Support Decision Making
Katherine von Stackelberg, Research Scientist, Center for Health and the Global Environment and the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
11:10 a.m. Importance of Incorporating Ecosystem Services Within the Context of Social-Ecological Systems
Lawrence Kapustka, Senior Ecologist, LK Consultancy
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Open Session Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Forest Health and Biotechnology: Possibilities and Considerations. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25221.
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11:30 a.m. Discussion with Morning Session Speakers
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Improved Assessment of Risks of Gene Flow in the Environment
Nathalie Isabel (presenting remotely), Research Scientist, Canadian Forest Service
1:20 p.m. Levels and Logics of Public and Stakeholder Support for the Use of Genomic Tools for Forest Adaptation
Shannon Hagerman, Assistant Professor of Social-Ecological Systems, University of British Columbia
1:40 p.m. Discussion with All Speakers
2:45 p.m. Public Comment Period
3:00 p.m. Adjourn Open Session
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Open Session Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Forest Health and Biotechnology: Possibilities and Considerations. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25221.
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The American chestnut, whitebark pine, and several species of ash in the eastern United States are just a few of the North American tree species that have been functionally lost or are in jeopardy of being lost due to outbreaks of pathogens and insect pests. New pressures in this century are putting even more trees at risk. Expanded human mobility and global trade are providing pathways for the introduction of nonnative pests for which native tree species may lack resistance. At the same time, climate change is extending the geographic range of both native and nonnative pest species.

Biotechnology has the potential to help mitigate threats to North American forests from insects and pathogens through the introduction of pest-resistant traits to forest trees. However, challenges remain: the genetic mechanisms that underlie trees’ resistance to pests are poorly understood; the complexity of tree genomes makes incorporating genetic changes a slow and difficult task; and there is a lack of information on the effects of releasing new genotypes into the environment.

Forest Health and Biotechnology examines the potential use of biotechnology for mitigating threats to forest tree health and identifies the ecological, economic, and social implications of deploying biotechnology in forests. This report also develops a research agenda to address knowledge gaps about the application of the technology.

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