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Climate Change & Wildlife Impacts: Part 2

(click to download formatted pdfs of this full article or a one-page synopsis) By Jennifer Hushaw, Si Balch, and Eric Walberg In Part I of this bulletin, we described how climate change may soon rival human influence as the biggest driver of biodiversity change, and in this piece we look more closely at the links […]

Climate Change & Wildlife Impacts: Part 1

(click here to download a pdf of this full article or a one-page synopsis) By Jennifer Hushaw Climate change may soon outmatch traditional human influence as the biggest driver of change in biological diversity (i.e. biodiversity) over the coming century (Bellard et al 2012; Jones et al 2016). We will see dynamic changes as some […]

Climate Change and Extreme Weather, Part 2: Forest Impacts

(click here to download a pdf of the full article, or a one-page synopsis) By Jennifer Hushaw In Part I of this bulletin, we described why and how we expect to see an increase in the frequency and intensity of some extreme weather and climate events as the planet warms. We examined the observed and […]

The Paris Climate Conference and Forests: Ramifications of the Agreement

(click here to download a pdf of this article) By Eric Walberg The Paris Agreement was unanimously approved by delegates to COP21 and the role of forests in climate regulation is highlighted in several sections of the document. The Agreement is precedent setting in that it signals a global transition to a low carbon economy […]

Climate Change and Extreme Weather, Part 1: Trends & Projections

By Jennifer Hushaw (click here to download a pdf of the full article or a one-page synopsis) As the climate changes, we will not only experience a gradual change in average conditions, but also an increase in the frequency and intensity of some types of extreme weather and climate events. A number of these observed […]

The Role of Forests in the Paris Climate Conference

By Eric Walberg (click here to download a printable pdf of this article) Introduction The Paris Climate Conference, officially known as the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21), will be held November 30 – December 11 in Le Bourget, France.  The goals for the conference, as stated by French Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius, […]

El Niño Update

October 2015 (click here to download a pdf of this article) El Niño is the warm phase of an ocean-atmosphere circulation pattern in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, known as the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which is responsible for a large fraction of the year-to-year variability in global climate. In previous CSLN bulletins we have highlighted […]

Forest Pests and Climate Change

(Click to download a pdf of this full article or a one-page synopsis) By Jennifer Hushaw Part 1: Overview of Climate-Pest Interactions Among the many potential impacts of climate change, changes in insect and disease populations rise to the top as the most immediate and possibly significant impact on our forests. This is because of […]

New Forest Monitoring Information

Implementing simple and cost-effective forest monitoring is an important part of climate-smart management, as it helps practitioners move beyond anecdotal observations to real baseline data and provides a mechanism for feedback over time. A helpful one-page document with a summary of these ideas and some example monitoring protocols can be downloaded here.