Unburned areas within a fire perimeter can serve as islands of refuge, sheltering plants and animals.
Study evaluates Oregon forests’ ability to help mitigate the state’s carbon emissions.
Study suggests climate change is expected to increase plant foliage while simultaneously enhancing dry season water stress in the American West.
Study finds major difference between tree species and between young and old trees in response to drought stress.
Why area burned isn’t the only metric one should consider when tallying a wildfire’s severity.
A look at the climate adaptation work being done by the US Forest Service.
Climate change accounts for a doubling of area burned in the US West, according to new study.
Douglas firs grow less during warm summers, not good news in a warming climate.
A recent study reports how insect outbreaks appear to reduce the severity of subsequent wildfires in affected forests.
A recent paper suggests plants many respire less carbon under a warmer climate than previously thought.
In an extensive synthesis, forest researchers examine why it’s difficult to extrapolate from drought impacts on individual trees to drought impacts on whole forests.
A new study quantifies how the damp-loving Swiss needle cast fungus slows the growth of Douglas fir.