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More wildfire. More insects and diseases. Less predictable timber supply. Less predictable water supply. Changing wildlife habitat. Severe drought can cause all of these impacts, and more. USDA Forest Service scientists and partners have created a new resource to help land managers anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from drought.
- Ecosystem processes at the watershed scale: Influence of flowpath patterns of canopy ecophysiology on emergent catchment water and carbon cycling
Lin, Laurence ; Band, Lawrence E.; Vose, James M.; Hwang, Taehee ; Miniat, Chelcy Ford; Bolstad, Paul V
- Managing Effects of Drought in the Southeast United States
McNulty, Steven ; Baca, Aurelia ; Bowker, Michael ; Brantley, Steven ; Dreaden, Tyler ; Golladay, Steven W.; Holmes, Tom ; James, Natasha ; Liu, Shan ; Lucardi, Rima ; Mayfeld, Albert ; Sun, Ge ; Treasure, Emrys ; Conner, L. Mike; Smith, Lora L.; Vose, James M.
- Timberland investment under both financial and biophysical risk
Mei, Bin ; Wear, David N.; Henderson, Jesse D.
- Applying climate change risk management tools to integrate streamflow projections and social vulnerability
Saia, Sheila M.; Suttles, Kelly M.; Cutts, Bethany B.; Emanuel, Ryan E.; Martin, Katherine L.; Wear, David N.; Coulston, John W.; Vose, James M.
- Forest and water in the 21st century: a global perspective
Vose, James M.