Content tagged "changing climate and forests"

Invasive Plants and Your Forests

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: May 18, 2015

 Invasive plants are referred to by many names: nonnative, exotic, nonindigenous, alien, or even noxious weeds. They come in all forms, including trees,...

Online Tools for Natural Resource Management Scenarios That Address Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: April 09, 2015

The tasks of developing and evaluating natural resource management plan options that address potential climate change impacts can be complex and varied. Each...

Climate Change Impacts on Forest Diseases

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 18, 2015

Written by Tom DeGomez, University of Arizona Forest disease organisms and abiotic occurrences that lead to diseased trees are common in terrestrial...

Wildlife Concerns and Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 17, 2015

Climate change likely will lead to the loss of native species from extensive areas and result in increasingly scarce and fragmented populations in many...

Ecosystem-Based Effects

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 17, 2015

Climate largely defines where ecosystems occur on the landscape, from deserts to wetlands and tropical forests to tundra. So it’s clear that changes in...

Climate Change Impacts on Hydrology

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 07, 2015

Understanding the responses of aquatic ecosystems to climate change requires understanding how climate affects the hydrology of streams, rivers, and lakes....

Soils and Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 06, 2015

While the majority of climate change impacts on forests focus on tree health, soil impacts should not be overlooked. A changing climate can impact nutrient...

Biodiversity and Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 06, 2015

Climate change poses a significant threat to biological diversity in forests. Learn the major changes that are expected.

Climate Change Impacts on Forest Insects

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 06, 2015

Insects constitute the most diverse form of animal life in terrestrial ecosystems. Most species are innocuous but essential components of natural ecosystems....

How a Changing Climate Can Affect Tree Health

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 06, 2015

A changing climate will affect different forest stands in different ways, depending on a wide variety of factors including stand vigor, species and age class...

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