Cumulative Effects

Climate change and forest management effects in the Lower Joseph project area, northeastern Oregon

Contact First Name: 
Miles
Contact Last Name: 
Hemstrom
Contact 2 First Name: 
David
Contact 2 Last Name: 
Seesholtz
Principal Investigator(s): 
David Seesholtz
Research Partners: 
Oregon State University, Wallowa-Whitman & Umatilla National Forests
FS Research Station(s): 
Pacific Northwest Research Station
Summary: 

This project will use climate-connected state and transition models developed as a part of the Integrated Landscape Assessment Project to assist with cumulative effects analysis of alternative management scenarios for the Lower Joseph project area in the Blue Mountains of Northeast Oregon. The objective is to use the climate-connected state and transition models to evaluate alternative scenarios proposed by local land managers and collaborative groups given possible climate change impacts.

Geographic Region: 
United States
Pacific Northwest Region (R6)
Oregon
Umatilla National Forest
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Project Status: 
Action
Record Entry Date: 
Tue, 09/16/2014

Thresholds of Climate Change in Ecosystems - SAP 4.2

The report provides an overview of ecological thresholds and where they are most likely to occur. It also identifies those areas where research is most needed to improve the understanding of these thresholds and suggests potential actions that land and resource managers could use to improve the resilience of the resources they manage to climate change.

Cumulative Effects of Succession, Management, and Disturbance on Forest Landscapes

Contact First Name: 
Stephen
Contact Last Name: 
Shifley
Principal Investigator(s): 
Stephen Shifley
Research Partners: 
University of Missouri, Columbia
FS Research Station(s): 
Northern Research Station
Summary: 

For more than 15 years we have worked together with collaborators from other institutions to develop and apply methods to forecast landscape-scale forest change in response to tree growth and species succession as well as disturbance from timber harvest and fire. Much of this work has utilized the LANDIS model to forecast changes in forest conditions for management and disturbance scenarios applied. We have demonstrated the capabilities of these tools to analyze the cumulative effects of management scenarios applied to real forest landscapes in Indiana and Missouri.

Geographic Region: 
United States
Eastern Region (R9)
Indiana
Missouri
Project Status: 
Action
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