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The impact of climate change on forest systems in the northern United States: Projections and implications for forest management [Chapter 8]

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Moser, W. Keith; Butler-Leopold, Patricia ; Hausman, Constance ; Iverson, Louise ; Ontl, Todd ; Brand, Leslie ; Matthews, Stephen ; Peters, Matthew ; Prasad, Anantha

Year Published

2020

Publication

In: Stanturf, John A., ed. Achieving sustainable management of boreal and temperate forests. Cambridge, UK: Burleigh and Dodds Science Publishing. p 239-290.

Abstract

Forests play an essential role in the social, economic, and ecological lives of the inhabitants of the northern United States. Forests cover 69.6 million ha, or 42% of the land area of this region, which is both the most heavily forested and the most densely populated quadrant of the United States (Fig. 1). To preserve a full range of forest ecosystem services into the future, managers are working to identify and implement strategies and tactics that take into account the potentially dramatic effects of a changing climate (Nagel et al., 2010). The region encompasses almost 30° of longitude and 10° of latitude and extends from the Atlantic Ocean west to the Great Plains, containing 20 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.

Keywords

forests; climate change; forest management

Citation

Moser, W. Keith; Butler-Leopold, Patricia; Hausman, Constance; Iverson, Louise; Ontl, Todd; Brand, Leslie; Matthews, Stephen; Peters, Matthew; Prasad, Anantha. 2020. The impact of climate change on forest systems in the northern United States: Projections and implications for forest management [Chapter 8]. In: Stanturf, John A., ed. Achieving sustainable management of boreal and temperate forests. Cambridge, UK: Burleigh and Dodds Science Publishing. p 239-290. https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2019.0057.04.

Last updated on: February 6, 2020