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Climate Change & Forest Productivity

(Click here to download a pdf version of this full article or a one-page synopsis) By Jennifer Hushaw Considerable attention has been paid to understanding how climate change may alter the abundance and distribution of tree species, as discussed in our previous bulletin on modeling future forests, but an equally important consideration is how climate […]

Carbon Markets and Forests: What Does the Future Hold?

(click here to download a pdf of this complete article) By Eric Walberg Introduction Global efforts to reduce carbon emissions are ramping up and carbon markets will play an increasingly important role in limiting warming to the 2 degree C ceiling established by the Paris Climate Agreement.  I participated in the largest annual North American […]

Modeling Future Forests

(click here to download a pdf of the full article or a one-page synopsis) By Jennifer Hushaw Understanding how forests responded to past changes in the Earth’s climate has been a long-standing area of research, but in recent years there has also been growing interest in anticipating how modern climate change may lead to shifts […]

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 projected […]

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 […]