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Latest News from the SE Regional Climate Hub (SERCH)

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 16, 2016

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Preventing Forest Tree Illness

Do not wait to act on insect and disease issues until after you see dead branches. Look for visible symptoms or signs of tree illness and learn how to...

Protect Your Forest Asset

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: January 11, 2016

Adapted from peer reviewed publication SREF-FM-0018 May, 2013. L. Jennings, L. Boby, W. Hubbard and M. Megalos. Protecting Your Forest Asset....

Drought Risk and Tree Planting

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: January 11, 2016

Webinars on Demand!

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: November 30, 2015

If you missed a climate and natural resources webinar of interest, check out the links below. ANREP Climate Science Initiative Webinars:“Extension Leadership...

Regional Climate Hub Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: October 22, 2015

USDA’s Regional Climate Hubs were established in February of 2014 to deliver science-based knowledge, practical information, and program support to farmers,...

Wildfire and Climate

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: September 16, 2015

     Wildfire requires three things to burn: an ignition source, fuel, and oxygen. If one of the three requirements is removed, the fire activity will be...

Oak Decline

Invasive Species Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: September 01, 2015

Oak decline is the name given to a slow-acting disease complex stemming from interactions between biotic and abiotic stressors of oaks (Quercus spp.)....

Southeast U.S. and Caribbean Climate Assessment

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: August 25, 2015

Adapted by Melanie Lenart, University of Arizona, and reviewed by Susan E. Moore and Mark A. Megalos, North Carolina State University, from: Carter, L. M.,...

Effects of Climatic Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems in the Southeast United States

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: August 12, 2015

Adapted from Effects of Climatic Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis for the U.S. Forest Sector Original article...

Overview of the Effects of Climatic Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems in the Southeast United States

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: August 12, 2015

The Global Change Research Act of 1990 requires the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) to produce the National Climate Assessment (NCA) for the...

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...

Insects in Forests

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 18, 2015

Written by Peter Kolb, Montana State University Insects perform many roles within forests as pollinators, herbivores, carnivores, decomposers, and food...

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...

Climate Change Impacts in the Southeastern U.S.

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 07, 2015

   The Southeast region serves as an example of how rising temperatures can be associated with both increased drought and an increased frequency of...

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...

Wood Bioenergy and the Southern United States

Wood Energy Updated: February 04, 2014

IntroductionForests are among the South’s most abundant resources. More than 214 million acres of forest land cover the region1 (Figure 1). Approximately 69...

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