Western Mountain Initiative: predicting ecosystem responses to climate change

Fact Sheet 2008-3093
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Abstract

Mountain ecosystems of the western United States provide irreplaceable goods and services such as water, timber, biodiversity, and recreational opportunities, but their responses to climatic changes are complex and not well understood. The Western Mountain Initiative (WMI), a collaboration between USGS and U.S. Forest Service scientists, catalyzes assessment and synthesis of the effects of disturbance and climate change across western mountain areas, focusing on national parks and surrounding national forests. The WMI takes an ecosystem approach to science, integrating research across science disciplines at scales ranging from field studies to global trends.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Western Mountain Initiative: predicting ecosystem responses to climate change
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2008-3093
DOI 10.3133/fs20083093
Edition Version 1.0
Year Published 2008
Language English
Publisher Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s) U.S. Geological Survey
Description 2 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y