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Â 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, 2017âFIRST 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.â6:00 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 Agricultureâs Forest Service Carlos Rodriguez Franco, Deputy Chief 11:35 a.m. U.S. Department of Agricultureâs 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 Agricultureâs Agricultural Research Service Kevin Hackett, Senior National Program Leader, Crop Entomology 1:55 p.m. U.S. Department of Agricultureâs National Institute of Food and Agriculture Timothy Conner, Director, Division of Bioenergy 180 Prepublication CopyÂ
Appendix B 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 Hawaiâi at MÄnoa 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, 2017âWEBINAR Tree Breeding for Forest HealthâCurrent Successes. How Can Biotechnology Help? Richard Sniezko, U.S. Forest Service Emerald Ash BorerâThe Complexities of a Catastrophic Invader Deb McCullough, Michigan State University Developing Genetically Diverse, Blight-Resistant American Chestnut Through Conventional Breeding and Genetic Engineering Jared Westbrook, The American Chestnut Foundation FEBRUARY 8, 2018âSECOND 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.â3:15 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 Prepublication Copy 181Â
Forest Health and Biotechnology: Possibilities and Considerations 10:30 a.m. Kimberly F. Wallin, Research Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, University of Vermont 10:50 a.m. James S. Clark, Nicholas Professor in Global Environmental Change and Professor of Statistical Science, Duke University 11:10 a.m. 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. Robert L. Deal (presenting remotely), Research Forester and Ecosystem Services Team Leader, USDAâForest Service 1:20 p.m. Robert J. Johnston, Professor of Economics and Director of George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University 1:40 p.m. 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, 2018âWEBINAR Using Genomic Tools to Understand and Manage Adaptation to Climate Sally Aitken, University of British Columbia FEBRUARY 22, 2018âWEBINAR ON POPLAR AND ASH Jennifer Koch, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station Jared M. LeBoldus, Oregon State University FEBRUARY 23, 2018âWEBINAR 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, 2018âWEBINAR 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 182 Prepublication CopyÂ
Appendix B B.J. McManama, Indigenous Environmental Network Michael J. Dockry, U.S. Forest Service and University of Minnesota MARCH 5, 2018âFOREST ECOLOGY AT THE U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE William C. (Chuck) Hunter, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Marit Alanen, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service MARCH 8, 2018âGE 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-APHISâBiotechnology Regulatory Services MARCH 8, 2018âETHICS OF USING BIOTECHNOLOGY IN CONSERVATION Ron Sandler, Northeastern University Faith T. Campbell, Center for Invasive Species Prevention MARCH 27, 2018âRISKS, 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, 2018âWHITEBARK PINE Diana F. Tomback, University of Colorado Denver APRIL 5, 2018âTHIRD 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.â3:00 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 Prepublication Copy 183Â
Forest Health and Biotechnology: Possibilities and Considerations 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 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, 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 184 Prepublication CopyÂ