Content tagged "ecosystem impacts"

Biodiversity of Trees: Local Seed Banks and Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: December 08, 2015

If forest managers are given the latitude and resources to go beyond local seed bank, there may be sufficient genetic resources at the landscape scale for...

Bird Diversity and Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: November 17, 2015

Birds face many challenges from climate change, with declines in diversity near the top of the list. The potential for local or continental extinctions...

Invasive Species in Forests

The kudzu vine, pictured here growing on trees in Atlanta, Georgia, is an invasive species brought to the United States from Japan and initially planted in...

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,...

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.

Acclimation and Adaptation in Plants

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: May 09, 2011

Plant populations may naturally adjust to climate change in three ways: 1. Altered physiology and development 2. Evolution-in-place 3. Migration to new...

Amphibian and Reptile Diversity and Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: May 05, 2011

Like many species, frogs, snakes and other amphibians and reptiles face an uncertain future as the climate changes. Amphibians have recently been documented...

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