These files are large but contain complete prepared presentations by the listed experts, at a climate conference at Oregon State University in Eugene.

Mark Harmon
Professor and Richardson Chair of Forest Science
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere
As part of several greenhouse gases, carbon plays a critical role in regulating the surface temperature on earth. With the release of carbon dioxide through human activities, increasing concentrations are sufficient to warm the earth's surface temperature above that expected in natural cycles. Current concentrations and recent rates of increase exceed that observed in the last 420,000 years. Changes in energy source and uses as well as management of natural systems will be required to stablize and reduce carbon dioxide concentrations in the next 100 years.
SEE Professor Harmon's Video PRESENTATION

Olga Krankina
Assistant Professor, Sr. Research, Forest Management, Forest Ecology
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Olga Krankina is co-author of the IPCC assessment report IV, chapter on FORESTRY
She has conducted many projects with GISS at NASA
Forest management and mitigation of climate change:
in search of synergies

Can forests play a role in reducing the carbon footprint of Oregon's economy? Which forest and land management decisions promote carbon sequestration on land? We will examine different strategies for increasing carbon stores on land in comparison with other approaches to address climate change.
SEE Professor Krankina's Video PRESENTATION PART 1
SEE Professor Krankina's Video PRESENTATION PART 2
SEE a compilation of key excerpts from both presentations listed above
Here is a PDF of her powerpoint presentation

Dr. Alder Fuller
Euglena Academy,
Eugene, Oregon
Global heating and climate change have accelerated far faster than scientists predicted only a few years ago. It is very likely that we are already past the tipping point for large-scale, long-term climate change, and that has huge implications for forests. This presentation will address several major principles from systems sciences that are crucial for understanding that assertion, including positive feedback, critical thresholds (“tipping points”), and phase transitions.
SEE Professor Harmon's Video PRESENTATION

Doug Heiken
Conservation and Restoration Coordinator
Oregon Wild, formerly Oregon Natural Resources Council (ONRC)
Eugene, Oregon
Myths and Facts about Forests and Global Warming
My talk will focus on the myths that surround the role of forests in the global carbon cycle and climate regulation. I will attempt to debunk some of the misinformation that is promoted by the timber industry and their allies.
SEE Doug Heiken's Video PRESENTATION

Lance Olsen
Former president, Great Bear Foundation
Missoula, Montana
Topics discussed include climate-driven habitat fragmentation, climate-driven deforestation, a "wysiwyg NOT" principle for nature tour leaders, a look at how land-use forcing and greenhouse
forcing will combine to deepen risk of drought, and transpiration loss from deforestation.
SEE Lance Olsen's Video PRESENTATION

Pat Rasmussen
World Temperate Rainforest Network
Peshastin, Washington
Temperate rainforests of Alaska, BC, Washington, Oregon, northern California, Chile, New Zealand and Australia hold more carbon per hectare than any other forest type - tropical, boreal or temperate - and should be protected for the carbon they hold. From Tasmania to BC, activists are working together to get forests included in climate strategies. Forest die-off in Washington, BC, Alaska and the boreal forests has reached many millions of acres and demands emergency action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Pat has worked in the international forest defense community since the early 1990’s. In 1997 Pat brought her organizing skills to Chile, creating the Forest Americas Network to stop transnational timber corporations from destroying southern forests. In 2003, Pat organized the World Temperate Rainforest Conference in British Columbia bringing together activists, scientists, and First Nations from Chile, BC, Alaska, Argentina, Australia, and the Pacific Northwest. Pat serves on the Boards of the Gondwana Forest Sanctuary Campaign, the Taiga Rescue Network, and the North American Boreal Forest Network.
SEE Pat Rasmussen's Video PRESENTATION

Tim Hermach
Native Forest Council,
Eugene, Oregon
SEE Tim Hermach's Video PRESENTATION

SEE the Questions and Answers between the conference attendees and the experts.