Climate Change and United States Forests by Peterson David L.Climate Change and United States Forests by Peterson David L.

Climate Change and United States Forests

byPeterson David L.EditorJames M. Vose, Toral Patel-Weynand

Hardcover | January 10, 2014

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This volume offers a scientific assessment of the effects of climatic variability and change on forest resources in the United States. Derived from a report that provides technical input to the 2013 U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, the book serves as a framework for managing U.S. forest resources in the context of climate change. The authors focus on topics having the greatest potential to alter the structure and function of forest ecosystems, and therefore ecosystem services, by the end of the 21st century. Part I provides an environmental context for assessing the effects of climate change on forest resources, summarizing changes in environmental stressors, followed by state-of-science projections for future climatic conditions relevant to forest ecosystems. Part II offers a wide-ranging assessment of vulnerability of forest ecosystems and ecosystem services to climate change. The authors anticipate that altered disturbance regimes and stressors will have the biggest effects on forest ecosystems, causing long-term changes in forest conditions. Part III outlines responses to climate change, summarizing current status and trends in forest carbon, effects of carbon management, and carbon mitigation strategies. Adaptation strategies and a proposed framework for risk assessment, including case studies, provide a structured approach for projecting and responding to future changes in resource conditions and ecosystem services. Part IV describes how sustainable forest management, which guides activities on most public and private lands in the United States, can provide an overarching structure for mitigating and adapting to climate change.
Title:Climate Change and United States ForestsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:261 pagesPublished:January 10, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400775148

ISBN - 13:9789400775145

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Table of Contents

Contents

Part I Seeking the Climate Change Signal

Chapter 1 Recent Changes in Climate and Forest Ecosystems

Chapter 2 Projected Changes in Future Climate

Part II Effects of Climatic Variability and Change

Chapter 3 Forest Processes

Chapter 4 Disturbance Regimes and Stressors

Chapter 5 Climate Change and Forest Values

Chapter 6 Regional Highlights of Climate Change

Part III Responding to Climate Change

Chapter 7 Managing Carbon

Chapter 8 Adapting to Climate Change

Chapter 9 Risk Assessment

Part IV Scientific Issues and Priorities

Chapter 10 Research and Assessment in the 21st Century

Index

Editorial Reviews

From the book reviews:Selected by Choice magazine as an "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2014"This edited volume, which explores the impacts of climate change on US forests, consists of ten chapters, each written by a capable team of specialists. . The work synthesizes an impressive amount of research, and will serve well as a go-to resource, with extensive reference lists to direct interested readers back to the relevant primary literature. . Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; two-year technical program students." (A. Richardson, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), August, 2014)