Sustainable management of southern forest ecosystems is challenged by multiple interacting disturbances, both biotic and abiotic. The greatest threats to forest health are posed by meteorological events that are by nature dynamic and affected by climate variability and subject to climate change. Managers need strategies and tools for reducing vulnerability of forest ecosystems to severe disturbance events, for sustainable management, and for restoring degraded ecosystems.
Developing strategies for reducing vulnerability of southern forests to severe disturbance events and climate change/variability.
Developing methods for restoring ecosystems degraded by natural disasters and anthropogenic activity.
Developing tools for managing wildland fire and reduce impacts on air resources.
Center for Forest Disturbance Science (SRS RWU 4156)
Forestry Sciences Laboratory
Athens, GA 30602
Clemson, SC 29634