Content tagged "climate and disturbance"

Invasive Species and Climate

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (Carter, 2003) has described the effect of climate variability on invasive plants as a mounting issue: “Some native...

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...

Landowners Can Apply Strategies to Help Forests Adapt to Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: September 01, 2015

 Forest vulnerability is expected to increase in decades to come, according to a draft of the National Climate Assessment released in January of 2013. The...

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...

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...

Climate and Disturbance

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: July 17, 2012

Disturbance regimes for fires, insect and disease outbreaks, and invasive species are altered by changes in climate.

Understanding Climate Change Impacts in Temperate Forests

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: June 29, 2011

Forest ecosystems are complicated and ever changing. Forest landowners and managers must consider a vast array of information to meet either specific stand...

The Effect of Climate Change on Mountain Pine Beetle

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: June 29, 2011

The mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) (Fig. 1) is an indigenous North American bark beetle that has been confined to the western part of the...

The Effect of Climate Change on Gypsy Moth

The gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) (Fig. 1) was intentionally introduced from Europe to the northeastern United States in 1869. It has spread west and south...

Landscape Analysis and Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: May 16, 2011

Landscape analysis involves the assessment of features of a landscape in relation to any of a group of factors such as land use change; shifts in hydrology,...

Invasives in the Southwestern U.S.

Competition for resources (moisture, light, nutrients) is fierce in the often resource-limited environments of the desert Southwest. Species native to the...

Invasives in Southern U.S. Forests

As climate variability increases, each species within an ecological community will respond individually. With current information, it is impossible to know...

Climatic Thresholds and Environmental Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: May 11, 2011

An environmental threshold is often described as a tipping point. One of the enduring metaphors describing a tipping point is "the straw that broke the...

Climate Change and Predicting Geographical Forest Insect Distributions

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: May 11, 2011

Global spread of harmful forest pest species is a possible consequence of climate change. However, because of the diverse and complex responses of insects to...

Bark Beetles

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: May 09, 2011

Bark beetles are tiny, naturally occurring insects that contribute to the death of thousands of trees in the western United States each year. They can also...

Epidemiology and Infestation of Southern Pine Beetle

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 14, 2011

The southern pine beetle (SPB), which attacks all species of pines (in the southern United States), prefers loblolly, shortleaf, Virginia, ponderosa, and...

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