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Final Report: Informing and Evaluating Forest Management Strategies to Promote Drought Resistance


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John Bradford, 2018, Forest Management Strategies to Promote Drought Resistance and Resilience.


Severe droughts cause widespread tree mortality and decreased growth in forests across the globe. Forest managers are seeking strategies to increase forest resistance (minimizing negative impacts during the drought) and resilience (maximizing recovery rates following drought). Limited experimental evidence suggests that forests with particular structural characteristics have greater capacity to resist change and or recover ecosystem function in the face of drought. However, the applicability of these results to practical forest conservation and management remains unclear. This project utilized an existing network of eight long-term, operational-scale, forest management experiments from Arizona to Maine to examine how established forest [...]


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John B Bradford

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  • National CASC
  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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