Climate, fire and vegetation are closely linked in western ecosystems; this presentation discusses how climate change might affect vegetation by changing wildfire disturbance patterns.
Observed ecological changes associated with a change in climate include the advance of spring events, species distribution changes, community shifts and asynchrony in species interactions.
Treeline response to climate in the western U.S.: the big picture and the current picture, as well as 21st century projections.
A review on the complexities of managing ecosystems under uncertainty about future changes.
Process-based models can be used to look at forest disturbance by insects, disease and fire across the Pacific Northwest.
Genetic risk assessments help forest managers understand where forests are at greatest risk and to decide where to invest limited resources.
See how military installations in the State of Illinois are being used to study potential ecosystem responses to climate change.
A niche-modeling approach for prioritizing tree species at risk to climate change and for producing predicted range maps for many tree species.
Using multivariate spatio-temporal clustering (MSTC) model projections to determine shifts in climate regimes.
Learn about early signals of migration for tree species in the Pacific coastal U.S. and recent research findings from scientists in Oregon