First Friday All Climate Change Talks (FFACCTs)

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The Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center hosts First Friday All Climate Change Talks (FFACCTs), monthly information sharing forums featuring presentations about research activities focused on climate change impacts to eastern forest ecosystems. Scientists from the USDA Forest Service Northern and Southern Research Stations participate in the 1 1/2 hour web-based meeting on the first Friday of every month. While these calls are research focused, participants internal and external to the Forest Service are encouraged to join the discussion.

Upcoming FFACCTs presentation

  • August 5: Yu Takeuchi, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
    Topic: Predictive mapping, climate data and climate change in Plant Protection and Quarantine

View the FFACCTs flyer for details. For additional information or to be added to the FFACCTs mailing list, please contact Stephanie Worley Firley at or (828) 257-4380.

Connection information

When: first Friday of every month, 11:00 ET

How: Click this link* to join the web-based meeting. For audio, dial 888-844-9904 and enter passcode 9066591#.

Real-time captioning is provided by Caption Colorado. A link and instructions for accessing real-time captions are emailed to FFACCTs participants prior to the meeting. Contact Perdita Spriggs at to be added to the mailing list.

*Microsoft Office Live Meeting can be downloaded at no cost here.