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Exploring the Potential for Adaptive Tree Plantings to Restore and Sustain Forest Habitats Across the Upper Lake States

Principal Investigator
Anthony D'Amato

Dates

Release Date
2020
Start Date
2020-09-01
End Date
2022-09-30

Summary

Forests across the U.S. are experiencing unprecedented tree mortality caused by a variety of stressors, including invasive insects, disease, extreme weather, wildfires, and droughts. For example, the emerald ash borer, a nonnative insect, has killed tens of millions of trees in the Lake States region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan alone in the past decade. Tree die offs alter the structure of forests, making them less-suitable habitat for many species, and decrease their ability to perform important ecosystem functions, such as carbon sequestration. Climate change further threatens already damaged forests, as shifting temperature and precipitation conditions alter species’ range limits. To prevent additional tree loss in the [...]

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Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Anthony D'Amato
Co-Investigator :
Brian Palik
Cooperator/Partner :
Maria Janowiak, Christopher Swanston, Greg Edge, Michael Reinikainen
Funding Agency :
Midwest CASC
CMS Group :
Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) Program

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Lake in Wisconsin taken by Dale Roberts of USGS
Lake in Wisconsin taken by Dale Roberts of USGS

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