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Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the forests of the United States

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Joyce, Linda; Aber, John; McNulty, Steve; Dale, virginia; Hansen, Andrew; Irland, Lloyd; Neilson, Ron; Skog, Kenneth

Year Published

2001

Publication

In: National Assessment Synthesis Team (eds.) Chapter 17 (pp.489-524). Climate Change Impacts on the United States. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

Abstract

Forests cover nearly one-third of the US,providing wildlife habitat, clean air and water, cultural and aesthetic values,carbon storage, recreational opportunities such as hiking,camping, fishing,and autumn leaf tours,and products that can be harvested such as timber, pulpwood,fuelwood,wild game, ferns, mushrooms,and berries. This wealth depends on forest biodiversity—the variety of plants,animals, and microbe species,and forest functioning—water flow, nutrient cycling,and productivity. These aspects of forests are strongly influenced by climate and human land use.

Citation

Joyce, Linda; Aber, John; McNulty, Steve; Dale, virginia; Hansen, Andrew; Irland, Lloyd; Neilson, Ron; Skog, Kenneth. 2001. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the forests of the United States. In: National Assessment Synthesis Team (eds.) Chapter 17 (pp.489-524). Climate Change Impacts on the United States. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

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