Climate Change and Carbon
Forest Management: Climate Change and Carbon
In the southeastern US, temperatures are expected to increase between 2.5°C and 5.8°C, with normal to below normal precipitation patterns and an increase in the number and duration of episodic drought events.
Upland Hardwood forests hold some of the greatest carbon stocks and have high rates of carbon sequestration and may play a role in mitigating anthropogenic CO2 emissions and climate change.
Scientists within the Upland Hardwood Ecology and Management Research Work Unit 4157, along with many collaborators and partners, are studying how climate change may affect forests, and how forest management can influence carbon sequestration by trees to mitigate climate change.
Forest Management: Climate Change and Carbon Research Topics:
- Integrated Research in Upland Hardwood Forests (Spetich)
- Regional Old-Growth Forest Research (Spetich)
- Longleaf Pine Management (Johnsen)
- Climate-Growth Relationships (Keyser)
- Thinning and Carbon (Keyser)
Wildlife: Climate Change
Global climate change is predicted to have significant impacts on the world’s biodiversity including range shifts, range contractions, and extinctions.
Fire management for multiple forest management goals requires understanding how plant and animal species respond to burning at different frequencies, severities, and over time.
Managers need information on how species may be affected by climate change to develop management and mitigation strategies to conserve species in a changing and uncertain environment.
Scientists within the Upland Hardwood Ecology and Management Research Work Unit 4157, along with many collaborators and partners, are studying how climate change may affect wildlife, and potential conservation strategies for some species in a changing climate.
Wildlife: Climate Change Research Topics: