The Center for Integrated Forest Science (CIFS), a pioneering research program within Forest Research and Development, addresses complex questions that require science to inform natural resource management and policy decisions. Most of these questions require understanding biophysical and human dimensions, and fusing science from the natural and social sciences.
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Climate change is here. In southern forests, it takes the form of novel disturbances – different frequency and severity of drought, fire, wind storms, insect outbreaks, even ice storms – or a combination of these stressors.
- Planning for an uncertain future: Restoration to mitigate water scarcity and sustain carbon sequestration
Brantley, Steven T.; Vose, James M.; Wear, David N.; Band, Larry
- Classifying forest inventory data into species-based forest community types at broad extents: exploring tradeoffs among supervised and unsupervised approaches
Costanza, Jennifer K.; Faber-Langendoen, Don; Coulston, John W.; Wear, David N.
- Nonstationary hydrologic behavior in forested watersheds is mediated by climate-induced changes in growing season length and subsequent vegetation growth
Hwang, Taehee ; Martin, Katherine L.; Vose, James M.; Wear, David ; Miles, Brian ; Kim, Yuri ; Band, Lawrence E.
- Forest land use responses to wood product markets
Kim, Taek Joo; Wear, David N.; Coulston, John ; Li, Ruhong
- Total C and N Pools and fluxes vary with time, soil temperature, and moisture along an elevation, precipitation, and vegetation gradient in southern Appalachian Forests
Knoepp, Jennifer D.; See, Craig R.; Vose, James M.; Miniat, Chelcy F.; Clark, James S.