Modeling land use change and forest carbon stock changes in temperate forests in the United States

Researchers created a model that predicts the probability of land-use change from forest to non-forest and carbon stocks across the US. Over 17 years, 3% of the study area shifted from forest to mixed or non-forest, with a higher probability of change in non-public forests than public forests, as well as areas closer to cities and coastal areas. This could be due to population growth and housing rates growth.

L. Fitts
M. Russell
G. Domke
J. Knight
3 July 2021