Climate change accounts for a doubling of area burned in the US West, according to new study.
A new method to track forests’ vulnerability to climate change impacts could help Northwest resource managers take preventative action.
A recent study looks at what disturbances, ranging from wildfires to regular harvesting, mean for forests in Oregon’s West Cascades, and their ability to act as carbon sinks.
Fires and other disturbances are the primary agents of change in forests. A recent paper examines the connection between disturbances, climate change, and ecological change in U.S. forests.
Climate change is projected to increase the likelihood of very large forest fires. A new study breaks down what that means.
Even under low-emissions greenhouse gas scenarios, the probability of very large wildfires increases by at least 30 percent by 2100 in the West, according to a new study published in Climatic Change and led by Natasha Stavros of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Rocky Mountain region showed the largest increase in probability, followed by the…