[MCN] As big wildfires become routine, communities face consequences
lance at wildrockies.org
Fri Sep 11 12:43:30 EDT 2015
As big wildfires become routine, communities face cascading consequences
"By the end of the 21st century, forest
ecosystems in the United States will differ from
those of today as a result of changing climate.
. For example, wildfires, insect infestations,
pulses of erosion and flooding, and
drought-induced tree mortality are all expected
to increase during the 21st century."
Vose, James M.; Peterson, David L.;
Patel-Weynand, Toral. Effects of climatic
variability and change on forest ecosystems: a
comprehensive science synthesis for the U.S.
General Technical Report PNW-GTR-870. Portland,
OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest
Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 265
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