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The effects of climate change on forests will trigger market adaptations in forest management and in wood-products industries and may well have significant effects on forest-based outdoor recreation.
Author(s): Lloyd C. Irland, Darius Adams, Ralph Alig, Carter J. Betz, Chi-Chung Chen, Mark Hutchins, Bruce A. McCarl, Ken Skog, Brent L. Sohngen
Keywords: Climate change, Climatic factors, Socioeconomics, Forest products industries, Forest management, Forest recreation, Skiing, Carbon sequestration
Source: BioScience. Vol. 51, no. 9 (Sept. 2001).:p. 753-764.
Year: 2001
The largest carbon (C) pool in United States forests is the soil C pool. We present methodology and soil C pool estimates used in the FORCARB model, which estimates and projects forest carbon budgets for the United States. The methodology balances knowledge, uncertainties, and ease of use. The…
Author(s): L. S. Heath, R. A. Birdsey, D. W. Williams
Keywords: Carbon cycle, Climate change, FORCARB, Land use change, Forest inventory
Source: Environmental Pollution. 116: 373-380.
Year: 2002
Aim The American pika (Ochotona princeps) appears to have experienced climate mediated upslope range contraction in the Great Basin of North America, but this result has not yet been extended to other portions of the pika’s range. Our goals were: first, to determine the…
Author(s): Joseph A. E. Stewart, John D. Perrine, Lyle B. Nichols, James H. Thorne, Constance I. Millar, Kenneth E. Goehring, Cody P. Massing, David H. Wright, Brett Riddle
Keywords: Climate change, global warming, historical resurvey, metapopulation, Ochotona princeps, pika, range shift, species distribution modelling, talus
Source: Journal of Biogeography. 42(5): 880-890
Year: 2015
Despite a global scientific consensus on the anthropogenic nature of climate change, the issue remains highly contentious in the United States, stifling public debate and action on the issue. Local perceptions of and attitudes toward climate change-how different groups of people outside of the…
Author(s): David Himmelfarb, John Schelhas, Sarah Hitchner, Cassandra Johnson Gaither, KathErine Dunbar, J. Peter Brosius
Keywords: Climate change, Perceptions, Social dimensions, Southeastern US Georgia
Source: In: International Perspectives on Climate Change, Climate Change Management, pp. 287-299
Year: 2014
The prospect of changing climate has led to uncertainty about the resilience of forested mountain watersheds in the tropics. In watersheds where frequent, high rainfall provides ample runoff, we often lack understanding of how the system will respond under conditions of decreased rainfall or…
Author(s): Martha A. Scholl, James B. Shanley, Sheila F. Murphy, Jane K. Willenbring, Grizelle Gonzalez
Keywords: Climate change, water supply management, stable-isotope approach, solute-chemistry approach, flow characterization, tropical watershed, Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico
Source: Applied Geochemistry, Volume 63, December 2015, Pages 484-497
Year: 2015
Quantifying the impacts of changing climatic conditions on forest growth is integral to estimating future forest carbon balance. We used a growth-and-yield model, modified for climate sensitivity, to quantify the effects of altered climate on mixed-conifer forest growth in the Lake Tahoe Basin,…
Author(s): Matthew D. Hurteau, Timothy A. Robards, Donald Stevens, David Saah, Malcolm North, George W. Koch
Keywords: Climate change, Growth-and-yield, Mitigation, Thinning, Wildfire, Adaptation
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 315: 30-42
Year: 2014
Decomposing litter in forest ecosystems supplies nutrients to plants, carbon to heterotrophic soil microorganisms and is a large source of CO2 to the atmosphere. Despite its essential role in carbon and nutrient cycling, the temperature sensitivityof leaf litter decay in tropical forest ecosystems…
Author(s): Lori D. Bothwell, Paul C. Selmants, Christian P. Giardina, Creighton M. Litton
Keywords: Decomposition, Hawaii, Tropical wet forest, Climate change, Elevation gradient, Nitrogen cycling, Metrosideros polymorpha, Mean annual temperature (MAT), Leaf litter
Source: PeerJ. 2: e685
Year: 2014
The U.S. Coastal Plain consists of seven sections: the Northern Atlantic, Eastern Atlantic, Peninsular Florida, Southern Gulf, Middle Gulf-East, Middle Gulf-West, and Western Gulf. It covers a large area, consists of a diverse array of habitats, and supports a diverse array of uses. This report…
Author(s): Kier Klepzig, Richard Shelfer, Zanethia Choice
Keywords: Climate change, Coastal Plain, fire, forest management, invasives, Southern Forest Futures Project, water, wildlife
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-GTR-196. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 68 p.
Year: 2014
Purpose This study seeks to answer the question, “Will the Million Trees LA (Million Trees Los Angeles, MTLA) program be a carbon dioxide (CO2) sink or source?” Because there has never been a full accounting of CO2 emissions, it is unclear if urban tree planting initiatives (TPIs) are likely to be…
Author(s): E. Gregory McPherson, Alissa Kendall
Keywords: Carbon footprint, Carbon sequestration, Climate change, Life cycle inventory, Tree planting, Urban forestry, Urban trees
Source: The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
Year: 2014
The purpose of this study was to review scientific knowledge and model projections on vegetation vulnerability to climatic and other environmental changes in the Pacific Northwest, with emphasis on five major biome types: subalpine forests and alpine meadows, maritime coniferous forests, dry…
Author(s): David W. Peterson, Becky K. Kerns, Erich Kyle Dodson
Keywords: Climate change, Pacific Northwest, forests, rangelands, vulnerability
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNWGTR-900. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 183 p.
Year: 2014