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Modeling climate change, urbanization, and fire effects on Pinus palustris ecosystems of the southeastern U.S.

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Jennifer K. Costanza, Adam J. Terando, Alexa J. McKerrow, and Jaime A. Collazo, 2015-04-15, Modeling climate change, urbanization, and fire effects on Pinus palustris ecosystems of the southeastern U.S.: Journal of Environmental Management, v. 151, p. 186-199.

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Managing ecosystems for resilience and sustainability requires understanding how they will respond to future anthropogenic drivers such as climate change and urbanization. In fire-dependent ecosystems, predicting this response requires a focus on how these drivers will impact fire regimes. Here, we use scenarios of climate change, urbanization and management to simulate the future dynamics of the critically endangered and fire-dependent longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) ecosystem. We investigated how climate change and urbanization will affect the ecosystem, and whether the two conservation goals of a 135% increase in total longleaf area and a doubling of fire-maintained open-canopy habitat can be achieved in the face of these drivers. [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Southeast CASC

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citationTypeJournal Article
journalJournal of Environmental Management
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valuedoi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.12.032
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