Dr Sheri Andrews-Key and Dr Tongli Wang have both developed and will be instructing the course. Both have worked extensively with the resource sector and government, organizing training sessions and workshops on the course topics. They have been invited to present their work to various organizations, including: The Forest Products Association of Canada, BC Professional Foresters, Ontario Professional Foresters, and the provincial governments of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
Dr Sheri Andrews-Key
Dr Sheri Andrews-Key is Chief Scientist and Founder of Innovative Climate Strategies, and Adjunct Professor of Teaching in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. Sheri has a diverse and extensive background in various facets of the application of the science-management-policy interface in environmental and resource based sectors and government across Canada. She has a special focus on climate change, vulnerability and risk assessment, development and implementation of adaptation and building the business case for adaptation for industry, government, private land owners, communities, and other stakeholders. Sheri is a lead in large scale climate vulnerability assessments, with an applied approach to adaptation and development of the business case for adaptation in the forest sector in Canada.
Dr Tongli Wang
Dr Tongli Wang is an Associated Professor at the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia. Dr Wang is interested in developing climate and ecological models for forest adaptation to climate change. He plays a leading role in developing the scale-free climate models ClimateBC and ClimateNA, which have been widely used BC and North America. He has also been working on climate niche models for forest ecosystems (flying BEC zones) and tree species to serve as a basis for assisted migration at the species level, and building climate response functions for assisted gene-flow at the population level. Dr Wang is also involved in developing climate-based seed transfer system (CBST).