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Climate changeAuthor(s): Alex Woods; Susan Frankel
Source: Climate Change section in, Compendium of Conifer Diseases. Second Edition. APS Press. American Phytopathological Society. St Paul. 224 p.
Publication Series: Book Chapter
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionHuman-caused carbon emissions have pushed global atmospheric CO2 concentrations from a pre-industrial level of 280 ppm to over 400 ppm which in turn is forcing the earth’s climate to change due to increased atmospheric trapping of radiant heat. Temperature and precipitation patterns are changing both temporally and physically (snow vs. rain) while intense storm and heat events are exposing forests to new extremes. These changes are directly affecting tree vitality and growth, causing global tree mortality events, as well as influencing fire behavior and burn frequency, and other abiotic and biotic disturbance phenomena.
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CitationWoods, A. J.; Frankel, S.J. 2018. Climate change. In: Hansen, E., ed. Compendium of Conifer Diseases. Second Edition. American Phytopathological Society. St Paul: APS Press. 2 p.
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