A mid-term project review of phase I was successfully held in Kunming, China on July 5th, 2013.
Two reviewers, project team members and an APFNet officer attended the meeting. The reviewers included Professor Shuoxin Zhang from Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University and Professor Shyue-Cherng Liaw from National Taiwan University.
Professor Peter Marshall gave opening remarks on behalf of the Faculty of Forestry, UBC and Dr. Guangyu Wang gave opening remarks on behalf of the APFNet project research team.
Professor John Innes presented an overview of project progress including the outputs achieved over the first year and a half. The achievements included: 1) successfully holding the inception meeting, completion of a science and policy literature review, and knowledge gap analysis; 2) ClimateAP model development and satellite-based remote sensing data collection; 3) niche-based ecological model development and parameterization; 4) application of process-based ecological models and inventory-based model to the pilot study areas; 5) effective communication of research, successfully built network, and transfer of technologies among participants; and 6) web-based climate tools development for APFNet.