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Ecosystem Benefits and Environmental Threats
Given the rapid environmental change experienced and expected across the Appalachians, it will be crucial to understand the vulnerabilities of valued ecosystem ...
Ecosystem Benefits and Risks
Ecosystem Benefits & Risks
Understanding the complete and diverse benefits society receives from nature as well as risks to their sustainability will allow managers, industry, and the ...
Understanding Ecosystem Services from a Geosciences Perspective
Assessment of ecosystem services—the benefits society receives from ecosystems—can be improved by including broader spatial and temporal scales of geosciences ...
Applying LCC Tools to Issues Impacting the Keystone State
Pennsylvania is a landscape filled with abundant forests and wildlife, thousands of miles of rivers and streams, and home to a productive energy industry that ...
Workshops Introduce New Way to Evaluate Changes to Benefits of Nature
The Appalachian LCC and the U.S. Forest Service held its initial workshops introducing a new way of evaluating ecosystem change and resilience via the ...
AppLCC/USFS Landscape Dynamics Assessment Tool Workshop
The Appalachian LCC and the U.S. Forest Service wish to invite you to attend or nominate a representative to attend a 1-day hands-on roll-out of the Landscape ...
"Ecosystem Benefits and Risks" Research and Website Support Natural Resource Management across the Appalachians
The Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) and the U.S. Forest Service are releasing products from the first phase of an ongoing study assessing ...
Tools and Resources for Addressing Energy Development in the Appalachians
On July 20, Jessica Rhodes of the Appalachian LCC gave an in-depth presentation to the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV) community on LCC-funded tools ...
Agenda - March 11, 2015 Workshop
Urban Woodlands Conservation and Management Workshop. Organized and facilitated by the National Park Service to identify and create opportunities for greater ...
Adaptive management of biological systems: A review
Adaptive Management (AM) is widely considered to be the best available approach for managing biolog- ical systems in the presence of uncertainty. But AM has ...
Drought in the United States: Causes and Issues for Congress
Drought is a natural hazard with often significant societal, economic, and environmental consequences. Public policy issues related to drought range from how ...
DOES WOOD SLOW DOWN “SLUDGE DRAGONS?” THE INTERACTION BETWEEN RIPARIAN ZONES AND DEBRIS FLOWS IN MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES
Conservation measures for aquatic species throughout the Pacific Northwest rely heavily on maintaining forested riparian zones. A key rationale for this ...
Extreme Weather Events in Europe: preparing for climate change adaptation
This study arises from the concern that changes in weather patterns will be one of the principal effects of climate change and with these will come extreme ...
Climate change and disruptions to global fire activity
Future disruptions to fire activity will threaten ecosystems and human well-being throughout the world, yet there are few fire projections at global scales and ...
Divergent phenological response to hydroclimate variability in forested mountain watersheds
Mountain watersheds are primary sources of freshwater, carbon sequestration, and other ecosystem services. There is significant interest in the effects of ...
Classification of Climate Change-Induced Stresses on Biological Diversity
Conservation actions need to account for and be adapted to address changes that will occur under global climate change. The identification of stresses on ...
Declining annual streamflow distributions in the Pacific Northwest United States, 1948–2006
Much of the discussion on climate change and water in the western United States centers on decreased snowpack and earlier spring runoff. Although increasing ...
Assessing potential climate change effects on vegetation using a linked model approach
We developed a process that links the mechanistic power of dynamic global vegetation models with the detailed vegetation dynamics of state-and-transition ...
Carbon Dynamics of the Forest Sector
Main points: The basic ecosystem science behind carbon dynamics in forests is relatively straightforward (really!).This science doesn’t seem to be applied very ...
Biophysical and Biogeochemical Responses to Climate Change Depend on Dispersal and Migration
Different species, populations, and individuals disperse and migrate at different rates. The rate of movement that occurs in response to changes in climate, ...
Beaver (Castor canadensis) mitigate the effects of climate on the area of open water in boreal wetlands in western Canada
Shallow open water wetlands provide critical habitat for numerous species, yet they have become increasingly vulnerable to drought and warming temperatures and ...
BOTANY AND A CHANGING WORLD: INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE ON GLOBAL BIOLOGICAL CHANGE
The impacts of global change have heightened the need to understand how organisms respond to and influence these changes. Can we forecast how change at the ...
Effects of Management on Carbon Sequestration in Forest Biomass in Southeast Alaska
The Tongass National Forest (Tongass) is the largest national forest and largest area of old-growth forest in the United States. Spatial geographic informa- ...
Biodiversity and ecosystem multifunctionality
Biodiversity loss can affect ecosystem functions and services1–4. Individual ecosystem functions generally show a positive asymptotic relationship with ...
Carbon in idle croplands
The collapse of the Soviet Union had diverse consequences, not least the abandonment of crop cultivation in many areas. One result has been the vast ...
A safe operating space for humanity
Identifying and quantifying planetary boundaries that must not be transgressed could help prevent human activities from causing unacceptable environmental ...
Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere
Localized ecological systems are known to shift abruptly and irreversibly from one state to another when they are forced across critical thresholds. Here we ...
Biodiversity loss and its impact on humanity
The most unique feature of Earth is the existence of life, and the most extraordinary feature of life is its diversity. Approximately 9 million types of ...
A large source of low-volatility secondary organic aerosol
Forests emit large quantities of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to the atmosphere. Their condensable oxidation products can form secondary organic aerosol, ...
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