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Keyword: climate change adaptation

Density-dependent vulnerability of forest ecosystems to drought

Publications Posted on: September 08, 2017
Climate models predict increasing drought intensity and frequency for many regions, which may have negative consequences for tree recruitment, growth and mortality, as well as forest ecosystem services. Furthermore, practical strategies for minimizing vulnerability to drought are limited.

Early forest thinning changes aboveground carbon distribution among pools, but not total amount

Publications Posted on: January 12, 2017
Mounting concerns about global climate change have increased interest in the potential to use common forest management practices, such as forest density management with thinning, in climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. Long-term effects of forest density management on total aboveground C are not well understood, especially for precommercial thinning (PCT) implemented very early in stand development.

Opportunities to utilize traditional phenological knowledge to support adaptive management of social-ecological systems vulnerable to changes in climate and fire regimes

Publications Posted on: March 03, 2016
The field of adaptive management has been embraced by researchers and managers in the United States as an approach to improve natural resource stewardship in the face of uncertainty and complex environmental problems. Integrating multiple knowledge sources and feedback mechanisms is an important step in this approach.

Bridging Boundaries: Climate Change Adaptation Workshop for Resource Managers

Events Posted on: November 17, 2015
This adaptation workshop was held on October 4, 2012 at the YMCA in Estes Park, CO to discuss opportunities for bridging boundaries and enhancing climate change adaptation in natural resource management.

Climate change vulnerability and adaptive capacity: Evaluating collaborative scenario building to investigate landscape scale decision making under uncertainty

Projects Posted on: April 28, 2015
This project seeks to improve understanding of social vulnerability and adaptive capacity at the community and landscape scales and evaluate collaborative scenario-building exercises as a method for encouraging multi-stakeholder learning and adaptation planning.

Climate change vulnerability and adaptive capacity: Evaluating collaborative landscape decisionmaking

Projects Posted on: April 27, 2015
The focus of this project is on climate change vulnerability and adaptive capacity. It evaluates collaborative scenario building to investigate landscape-scale decisionmaking under uncertainty.

Bringing indices of species vulnerability to climate change into geographic space: an assessment across the Coronado national forest

Publications Posted on: January 17, 2012
Indices that rate the vulnerability of species to climate change in a given area are increasingly used to inform conservation and climate change adaptation strategies. These species vulnerability indices (SVI) are not commonly associated with landscape features that may affect local-scale vulnerability.