Effects of Climatic Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis for the U.S. Forest Sector

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Literature
Publication: 
Effects of Climatic Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis for the U.S. Forest Sector. 2013.
Year Published: 
2013
Organization: 
US Forest Sector
Description: 

This report is a scientific assessment of the current condition and likely future condition of forest resources in the US relative to climatic variability and change. It serves as the U.S. Forest Service forest sector technical report for the National Climate Assessment and includes descriptions of key regional issues and examples of a risk-based framework for assessing climate-change effects. By the end of the 21st century, forest ecosystems in the United States will differ from those of today as a result of changing climate. December 2012.

Category: 
climate science, adaptation, mitigation, forestry, climate assessment

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