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Forest legacies, climate change, altered disturbance regimes, invasive species and water

Unasylva
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Abstract

The factors that must be considered in seeking to predict changes in water availability has been examined. These factors are the following: forest legacies including logging, mining, agriculture, grazing, elimination of large carnivores, human-caused wildfire, and pollution; climate change and stream flow; altered disturbances such as frequency intensity and pattern of wildfires and insect outbreaks as well as flood control; lastly, invasive species like forest pests and pathogens. An integrated approach quantifying the current and past condition trends can be combined with spatial and temporal modeling to develop future change in forest structures and water supply. The key is a combination of geographic information system technologies with climate and land use scenarios, while preventing and minimizing the effects of harmful invasive species.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Forest legacies, climate change, altered disturbance regimes, invasive species and water
Series title Unasylva
Volume 58
Issue 229
Year Published 2007
Language English
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
Description 6 p.
First page 44
Last page 49
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N