Some populations of Douglas-fir trees may be better adapted than others to cope with the increased drought and temperature alterations predicted as a result of climate change.
Every ten years, the the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program conducts forest inventories on six island groups in the Pacific region: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau. This forest inventory can help answer local and national questions about the status and trends of f
Every ten years, the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program assess the health and conditions of forests in Hawaii. The data collected in this forest inventory is used in by resource managers and policy makers to guide forest-related plans and decisions. Check out the full story below to learn more about where and how researchers in the FIA program work to inventory Hawaii's forests.
Forests were shaped by wildfires long before humans began managing them.
You've probably heard of, or maybe even seen, the massive die-offs of fish that sometimes occur in lakes and coastal areas worldwide. But do you know what one major cause of fish die-offs is? Hypoxia, or extremely low levels of dissolved oxygen in water. When water is hypoxic, the low amount of oxygen can severely damage, and even kill, hundreds to thousands of fish at once.