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Climate Change

Northern Research Station scientists are deeply involved in research to understand the processes and extent of global climate change and their probable/possible effects on forest ecosystems. What processes in forest ecosystems are sensitive to physical and chemical changes in the atmosphere? How will future physical and chemical climate changes influence the structure, function, and productivity of forest and related ecosystems, and to what extent will forest ecosystems change in response to atmospheric changes? What are the implications for forest management and how must forest management activities be altered to sustain forest productivity, health, and diversity?

Last Modified: May 14, 2021