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Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies

Increase resilience of forest ecosystems to extreme disturbances that alter large-scale spatial patterns

[photo:] Moquah Barrens Wildlife Management AreaClean air and water, wildlife, food, products derived from plants and animals, and aesthetically pleasing environments for recreation and enjoyment are all benefits of forest ecosystems that are referred to as ecosystem services. Maintaining these ecosystem products and services in the face of rapidly expanding human populations, resource consumption, and natural disturbances demands better understanding of ecological systems at landscape scales (greater than 1 square mile).

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