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Climate change and the forest ecosystems of the Olympic Peninsula

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Jeremy Littell

Through proxy and modern ecological and hydrologic records, Jeremy studies the impacts of climate change and variability on forest ecosystems. Jeremy also collaborates with resource managers to facilitate adaptation to the impacts of climate change and to identify scientific and management challenges.


About This Presentation

Running time: 22 minutes and 27 seconds

This is part of a collection. See more from the Climate Change Short Course.

Topics covered:

  • Effects on Pacific Northwest Salmonids
  • Water balance and forest impacts
  • Sub-regional effects: hydrologic modeling and downscaling
  • Species distributions and climate
  • Species' ranges study emphasis
  • Changes in Douglas-fir distribution: 2060s
  • Insects: Mountain Pine Beetle (and others)
  • Changes in pine suitability: 2060
  • Mountain pine beetle adaptive seasonality
  • Changes in pine suitability and mountain pine beetle adaptive seasonality
  • Regional fire and climate change
  • Fire Area Burned and Summer Hydroclimate
  • Future area burned by ecoprovinces
  • Example: 2003 fire season
  • Climate is not the only limiting factor
  • Disease
  • Uncertainties and implications
  • Agnes Creek

Production by: Michael Furniss and Jeffrey Guntle, Communications and Applications, PNW and PSW Research Stations

Video by: Ben Nieves, Oregon Street Studios

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