Many Forests Feeling the Heat from Climate Change
Cross-posted from USGS, a member of the U.S.
As the climate gets warmer, many forests are feeling the heat. Impacts range from increased forest fire hazards and tree mortality to detrimental beetle outbreaks and alterations to leaf abundance and bloom.
When forest cover or composition changes, there are impacts to the availability of wood products, clean water, recreational opportunities, and habitats for many plants and animals.
In recognition of World Forestry Day, lets take a glimpse at U.S. Geological Survey science to understand the fate of forests from
To sustain the health and production of Americas forests, managers need sound science to guide their decisions. The USGS is involved in several initiatives across the nation and in other countries to provide science to understand climate change impacts to forests. Read more