Forestry researcher will work with scientists in Mexico, Italy to advance ‘climate-smart forestry’

By Lauren Noel
Michigan State University
June 24, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US East

Michigan State University Department of Forestry Professor David MacFarlane has been selected for the Fulbright Global Scholar Award for 2024-2025. The prestigious Fulbright Global Scholar Award encourages international connections and fosters understanding and cooperation across nations. MacFarlane will spend a portion of his sabbatical leave in the 2024-2025 academic year collaborating with scholars at institutions in Mexico and Italy. MacFarlane intends to advance an emerging concept called “Climate-Smart Forestry,” which emphasizes connections between forests, society and climate. Climate-smart forestry focuses on enhancing human health and community resilience through adaptive forest management, increasing carbon storage in forests to mitigate climate change, and using forest resources sustainably to substitute for non-renewable energy and materials.

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