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Science to Help Move From Mortality to Recovery in Western Forests and Woodlands

Principal Investigator
Donald A. Falk

Dates

Release Date
2020
Start Date
2020-09-01
End Date
2022-08-31

Summary

Healthy forests and woodlands in the western United States provide many important benefits, including providing habitat for wildlife, forage for livestock, and clean water for fish and human use. Yet climate change and other stressors, from wildfires and insect attacks to severe droughts, are causing unprecedented tree die offs across the region, threatening many of these ecosystem services. Following these mortality episodes, a key question becomes: how will these ecosystems recover? In some cases, forests eventually return to their pre-disturbance states, growing back the same species and creating the same kind of ecological communities as before. However, there are increasing observations of ecosystems that are not recovering. [...]

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Contacts

Cooperator/Partner :
David Breshears, Jack Triepke, Anita Rose, Lisa Holsinger
Principal Investigator :
Donald A. Falk
Co-Investigator :
Rachel A Loehman, Jason P. Field
Funding Agency :
Southwest CASC
CMS Group :
Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) Program

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“Forest Fire; Public Domain”
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projectStatusIn Progress

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annualBudgets
year2020
totalFunds100000.0
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typeAgreement Number
valueG20AC00257
totalFunds100000.0

Forest Fire; Public Domain
Forest Fire; Public Domain

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ScienceBase WMS

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Southwest CASC

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