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Forests: the potential consequences of climate variability and change

USDA Forest Service. 2001. Forests: the potential consequences of climate variability and change. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Global Change Program. One foldout color pamphlet.

This pamphlet reports the recent scientific assessment that analyzed how future climate variablity and change may affect forests in the United States. The assessment, sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, and supported, in part, by the U.S Department of Energy, and the National Atmospheric and Space Administration, describes the suite of potential impacts on forests. The study was conducted by a team of scientists from academia, industry, and government laboratories. It summarizes the key findings of the Forest Sector team in four broad areas: (1) forest productivity and hydrology, (2) disturbances, (3) biodiversity, and (4) socioeconomic impacts.

Each of the regional, sectoral, and synthesis activities is being led by a team comprised of experts from both the public and private sectors, from universities and government, and from the spectrum of stakeholders. For more information on the National Assessment, including copies of documents, see the website:

Keywords: climate, climatic, warming, environment, policy, water, impacts, adaptation, agriculture, water, health, forests, ecosystems, trees, fire, wildfire, insects, soils

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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Forests: the potential consequences of climate variability and change
Electronic Publish Date: March 15, 2005
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March 15, 2005

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