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SIU Forestry professor is contributing to the Fifth National Climate Assessment

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Associate Professor Kofi Akamani, in the SIU -C Department of Forestry, has been selected to write a chapter for the upcoming Fifth National Climate Assessment, which is a report organized by the U.S. Global Change Research Program.
On this edition of InFocus, we visit with Akamani.

Born in Newport, Rhode Island to a military family, Kevin Boucher traveled the country and the world at a young age before his family settled in Murphysboro, Illinois in 1976. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and worked in commercial radio before becoming the Traffic Manager at WSIU Public Television. Boucher has since earned a Master's degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies from SIU's College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening and exploring the flora and fauna of the Shawnee National Forest and other beautiful natural areas across southern Illinois. Kevin is embarking on a new path with WSIU as the Community Engagement Producer for WSIU Radio. Look for Kevin's work on air and on line.
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