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Climate change vulnerabilities within the forestry sector for the Midwestern United StatesAuthor(s): Stephen D. Handler; Chris W. Swanston; Patricia R. Butler; Leslie A. Brandt; Maria K. Janowiak; Matthew D. Powers; P. Danielle Shannon
Source: In: Winkler, Julie A.; Andresen, Jeffrey A.; Hatfield, Jerry L.; Bidwell, David; Brown, Daniel, eds. Climate change in the midwest: A synthesis report for the national climate assessment. Washington, DC: Island Press: 114-151.
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Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionForests are a defining landscape feature for much of the Midwest, from boreal forests surrounding the northern Great Lakes to oak-hickory forests blanketing the Ozarks. Savannas and open woodlands within this region mark a major transition zone between forest and grassland biomes within the U.S. Forests help sustain human communities in the region, ecologically, economically, and culturally. Climate change is anticipated to have a pervasive influence on forests in this region over the coming decades.
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CitationHandler, Stephen D.; Swanston, Chris W.; Butler, Patricia R.; Brandt, Leslie A.; Janowiak, Maria K.; Powers, Matthew D.; Shannon, P. Danielle. 2014. Climate change vulnerabilities within the forestry sector for the Midwestern United States. In: Winkler, Julie A.; Andresen, Jeffrey A.; Hatfield, Jerry L.; Bidwell, David; Brown, Daniel, eds. Climate change in the midwest: A synthesis report for the national climate assessment. Washington, DC: Island Press: 114-151.
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