One of the bibliographies included in the supplemental materials for the 2016 Rio Grande National Forest Climate Change Plan Revision workshop.
This bibliography provides relevant scientific citations with abstracts on topics identified by the Rio Grande National Forest staff as important to the development of their assessment and plan components. The collection of studies, sorted by date, depict the ecology of riparian ecosystems, plant species reaction to disturbance and climate change, restoration under climate change, and vulnerability assessments of riparian areas. The collection of studies focus on stream and wetland riparian areas across high to low elevations.
Site-specific studies on the Rio Grande National Forest are included, however, there are few climate change effects studies on Rio Grande riparian ecosystems. Several studies include regions that overlap the Rio Grande National Forest or are in semiarid southwestern US climates. The majority of studies are for the western US or are general ecologic theory or modeling.