Content tagged "adaptation strategies"

Will Black Oaks Survive Climate Change in the Midwest?

Black oaks may face many threats from climate change in the coming years. Photo: Willow, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.5) The survival of some species of oaks,...

Promote Resilience to Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 16, 2015

Figure 1. Thinning of overly dense pine stands can promote resilience to wildfire and, thus, to climate change, as confirmed by research in California’s...

Management Strategies for Family Forests

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 16, 2015

Written by Eli Sagor, University of MinnesotaThe term "family forests" refers to forested or wooded property owned by individuals or families. This same...

Adaptive Forest Management Strategies

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: February 11, 2015

While the future impacts of climate change on forests and other natural resources remain uncertain, a variety of approaches can help foresters and forest...

Monitoring Woodlands for Climate Impacts

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: August 02, 2013

Early detection of new local forest health threats will be important. A changing climate will make trees and woodlands more stressed, and that stress will...

Climate Change Adaptation for Forests

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: August 02, 2013

To help forests adapt to changes in climate, landowners must consider several aspects of land management.

The Debate about Assisted Migration

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: July 10, 2012

Faced with a dwindling population of less than 1,000 members of a native Florida conifer known as stinking cedar (Torreya taxifolia), a nonprofit group known...

Assisted Migration

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 22, 2011

Trees are genetically adapted to local climate. As climate changes, local populations may become maladapted. Because many tree species do not produce seed...

Managing for Biodiversity Loss from Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 14, 2011

Managing for biodiversity and the potential loss of species due to a changing climate poses several challenges toward the management of natural resources. ...

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