Central Appalachians Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment Summary and Highlights

Ecosystems will increasingly be affected by a changing climate. Understanding these potential impacts is an important first step to sustaining healthy forests in the face of changing conditions. As part of the Central Appalachians Climate Change Response Framework project, more than 40 scientists and forest managers collaborated to assess the vulnerability of forest ecosystems in this region to the likely range of projected climate change.

P. Leopold
Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science
USDA Forest Service