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Forests

Posted date: December 13, 2018
Publication Year: 
2018
Authors: Vose, J.M.; Peterson, D.L.; Domke, G.M.; Fettig, C.J.; Joyce, Linda A.Keane II, Robert E.Luce, Charles H.; Prestemon, J.P; Band, L.E.; Clark, J.S.; Cooley, N.E.; D’Amato, A.; Halofsky, J.E.
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous
Source: In: Reidmiller, D.R.; Avery, C.W.; Easterling, D.R.; Kunkel, K.E.; Lewis, K.L.M.; Maycock, T.K.; Stewart, B.C., eds. 2018. Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II. Washington, DC: U.S. Global Change Research Program. pp. 232-267.

Abstract

Forests are distributed across the spectrum of rural to urban environments, covering 896 million acres (including approximately 130 million acres in urban, suburban, and developed areas), or 33% of land in the contiguous United States, Alaska, and Hawai‘i. The structure and function of these forests vary considerably across the Nation due to differences in environmental conditions (for example, soil fertility; temperature; and precipitation amount, type, and distribution), historical and contemporary disturbances, and forest management and land-use activities.

Citation

Vose, J.M.; Peterson, D.L.; Domke, G.M.; Fettig, C.J.; Joyce, L.A.; Keane, R.E.; Luce, C.H.; Prestemon, J.P; Band, L.E.; Clark, J.S.; Cooley, N.E.; D’Amato, A.; Halofsky, J.E. 2018. Forests. In: Reidmiller, D.R.; Avery, C.W.; Easterling, D.R.; Kunkel, K.E.; Lewis, K.L.M.; Maycock, T.K.; Stewart, B.C., eds. 2018. Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II. Washington, DC: U.S. Global Change Research Program: 232-267. http://doi.org/10.7930/NCA4.2018.CH6.