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RMRS-GTR-59: The impact of climate change on America's forests: a technical document supporting the 2000 USDA Forest Service RPA Assessment


Joyce, Linda A.; Birdsey, Richard, technical editors. 2000. The impact of climate change on America's forests: a technical document supporting the 2000 USDA Forest Service RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-59. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 133 p.

This report documents trends and impacts of climate change on America's forests as required by the Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974. Recent research on the impact of climate and elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide on plant productivity is synthesized. Modeling analyses explore the potential impact of climate changes on forests, wood products, and carbon in the United States.

Keywords: forest productivity, vegetation change, carbon sequestration, mitigation, forest sector, timber inventory, soil carbon, carbon accounting, afforestation, deforestation


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Contents
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Chapter 1: Overview: Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Forests
Linda A. Joyce, Richard Birdsey
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Chapter 2: Biome Redistribution Under Climate Change
Dominique Bachelet, Ronald P. Neilson
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Chapter 3: Ecosystem Productivity and the Impact of Climate Change
Linda A. Joyce, Martha Nungesser
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Chapter 4: Modeling Climate Change Impacts on the Forest Sector
John R. Mills, Ralph Alig, Richard W. Haynes, Darius M. Adams
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Chapter 5: Carbon Sequestration in Wood and Paper Products
Kenneth E. Skog, Geraldine A. Nicholson
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Chapter 6: Soil Carbon Accounting and Assumptions for Forestry and Forest-Related Land Use Change
Linda S. Heath, James E. Smith
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Chapter 7: Considerations for Interpreting Probabilistic Estimates of Uncertainty of Forest Carbon
James E. Smith, Linda S. Heath
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Chapter 8 : Migration Activities in the Forest Sector to Reduce Emissions and Enhance Sinks of Greenhouse Gases
Richard Birdsey, Ralph Alig, Darius Adams
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The Authors
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Title: RMRS-GTR-59: The impact of climate change on America's forests: a technical document supporting the 2000 USDA Forest Service RPA Assessment
Publish Date: November 6, 2000
Last Update:
June 16, 2009

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