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    Author(s): James M. Vose; David L. Peterson; Charles H. LuceToral Patel-Weynand
    Date: 2019
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-98. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Washington Office. 227 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Washington Office
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    Most regions of the United States are projected to experience a higher frequency of severe droughts and longer dry periods as a result of a warming climate. Even if current drought regimes remain unchanged, higher temperatures will interact with drought to exacerbate moisture limitation and water stress. Observations of regional-scale drought impacts and expectations of more frequent and severe droughts prompted a recent state-of-science synthesis (Vose et al. 2016). The current volume builds on that synthesis and provides region-specific management options for increasing resilience to drought for Alaska and Pacific Northwest, California, Hawai‘i and U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands, Interior West, Great Plains, Northeast and Midwest, and Southeast.

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    Vose, James M.; Peterson, David L.; Luce, Charles H.; Patel-Weynand, Toral., eds. 2019. Effects of drought on forests and rangelands in the United States: translating science into management responses. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-98. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Washington Office. 227 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/WO-GTR-98

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    Adaptation, ecological drought, forests, hydrological drought, rangelands, resilience

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