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Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
Cal Poly and PSW recently signed an agreement to include the university's Swanton Pacific Ranch in the federal Experimental Forests and Ranges program. Read the full news release.
Visit the new site for the Science Synthesis to Inform Plan Revisions Within the Northwest Forest Plan Area. Research will inform the revision of management plans for 19 national forests.
Researchers explain how toxins from illegal marijuana farms are threatening fishers and other species of conservation concern in our latest news release.
Our researchers are working with the University of Hawaii and other partners to spread awareness on Rapid Ohia Death. Visit the Hawaii Forestry Extension website to learn about the disease.
We provide scientific information to enable managers to work with fire to perform its ecological function while minimizing extreme events. Learn more about our fire science research.
Science that makes a difference.
The Pacific Southwest Research Station is a world leader in natural resources research through our scientific excellence and responsiveness to the needs of current and future generations.
We represent the research and development branch of the USDA Forest Service in the states of California and Hawaii and the U.S. affiliated Pacific Islands. Our primary work occurs in California (the most populous state with the eighth-largest economy in the world) and Hawaii (a strategic location in the Pacific Rim economies and tourism).
Our mission is to develop and communicate science needed to sustain forest ecosystems and their benefits to society.
November 2015: Climate Change
The Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western Mountains grew from a grassroots initiative in the early 2000s, fueled by the concerns and interests of a cross section of physical and ecological scientists working in western North American mountain climate sciences. While coming from diverse disciplines, these scientists and those who align with the consortium share a common passion to improve and integrate understanding and applications about climate in western mountains and effects on ecosystems.
Climate driven changes to rainfall and streamflow patterns in a model tropical island hydrological system
Rising atmospheric CO2 and resulting warming are expected to impact freshwater resources in the tropics, but few studies have documented how natural stream flow regimes in tropical watersheds will respond to changing rainfall patterns. Results of the study suggest that if mean annual rainfall changes, stream flow regimes in tropical watersheds will also shift, with implications for water supply to downstream users and in stream habitat quality for aquatic organisms.
Trees of Yap: A Field Guide (GTR-PSW-249)
Descriptions, drawings, and photographs are presented for trees found on the Yap Islands in the Federated States of Micronesia. Included are all recorded native trees and most introduced trees as well as new records of native and introduced trees. Additional information is provided on tree distribution, status, and vernacular names in Micronesia.
Science synthesis to support socioecological resilience in the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade Range (GTR-PSW-247)
A team of scientists integrated recent research to inform forest managers, stakeholders, and interested parties concerned with promoting socioecological resilience in the Sierra Nevada, southern Cascade Range, and Modoc Plateau.
Using Fire Return Interval Departure (FRID) Analysis to Map Spatial and Temporal Changes in Fire Frequency on National Forest Lands in California (RP-PSW-266)
In California, fire regimes and related ecosystem processes have been altered by land use practices associated with Euro-American settlement, and climate warming is exacerbating the magnitude and effects of these changes.
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