Advances in Global Change Research

Climate Change and United States Forests

Editors: Peterson, David L., Vose, James M., Patel-Weynand, Toral (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date view of climate change effects in U.S. forests
  • Easy-to-read and accessible to a broad readership including researchers, natural resource managers and interested members of the public
  • More than 1000 references help make this a widely useful source of scientific documentation
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About this book

This volume offers a scientific assessment of the effects of climatic variability and change on forest resources in the United States. Derived from a report that provides technical input to the 2013 U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, the book serves as a framework for managing U.S. forest resources in the context of climate change. The authors focus on topics having the greatest potential to alter the structure and function of forest ecosystems, and therefore ecosystem services, by the end of the 21st century. Part I provides an environmental context for assessing the effects of climate change on forest resources, summarizing changes in environmental stressors, followed by state-of-science projections for future climatic conditions relevant to forest ecosystems. Part II offers a wide-ranging assessment of vulnerability of forest ecosystems and ecosystem services to climate change. The authors anticipate that altered disturbance regimes and stressors will have the biggest effects on forest ecosystems, causing long-term changes in forest conditions. Part III outlines responses to climate change, summarizing current status and trends in forest carbon, effects of carbon management, and carbon mitigation strategies. Adaptation strategies and a proposed framework for risk assessment, including case studies, provide a structured approach for projecting and responding to future changes in resource conditions and ecosystem services. Part IV describes how sustainable forest management, which guides activities on most public and private lands in the United States, can provide an overarching structure for mitigating and adapting to climate change.

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Selected by Choice magazine as an "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2014

“This edited volume, which explores the impacts of climate change on US forests, consists of ten chapters, each written by a capable team of specialists. … The work synthesizes an impressive amount of research, and will serve well as a go-to resource, with extensive reference lists to direct interested readers back to the relevant primary literature. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; two-year technical program students.” (A. Richardson, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), August, 2014)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Recent Changes in Climate and Forest Ecosystems

    Peterson, David L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Projected Changes in Future Climate

    Miniat, Chelcy F. (et al.)

    Pages 13-22

  • Forest Processes

    Ryan, Michael G. (et al.)

    Pages 25-54

  • Disturbance Regimes and Stressors

    Ayres, Matthew P. (et al.)

    Pages 55-92

  • Climate Change and Forest Values

    Wear, David N. (et al.)

    Pages 93-112

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7515-2
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7514-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0272-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and United States Forests
Editors
  • David L. Peterson
  • James M. Vose
  • Toral Patel-Weynand
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
57
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht (outside the USA)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7515-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7515-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7514-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0272-8
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 261
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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