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Southern Forest Resource Assessment

final wording of assessment question HLTH-3, its manager, work plan and other information about how this question is being addressed

Assessment Question HLTH-3:

How have abiotic factors including environmental stressors such as air pollution influenced the overall health of the South's forests and what are future effects likely to be?

  Jennifer Moore (MGR)

 Work Plan

 Previous wording
(used to be #4)

  Contact Question Mgr.

  July 2000 update

  Oct 2000 update

  Draft Report

  Final Report
Detailed Issues:
  1. Evaluate the impact of acid precipitation on overall forest health, i.e. vegetation, soil chemistry, microbes, and water.
  2. Evaluate the impact of ozone pollution on forest vegetation.
  3. Define which forest types are at risk and how these risks are distributed spatially.
  4. How might climate change influence forest conditions in the future?
  5. Address the relationship between carbon sequestration and forest structural characteristics.
  6. Other biotic factors include fire, hurricanes, soil compaction, drought, ...
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