Synthesizing frontiers in modeling drought- and insect-induced tree mortality with climate change

Principal Investigators:

William R. L. Anderegg, Rosie A. Fisher, and Jeffrey A. Hicke

Forest ecosystems store large amounts of carbon and absorb nearly a quarter of human emissions of carbon dioxide annually. Yet recent drought and insect-induced, widespread forest die-offs highlight that climate change could threaten these carbon sinks from boreal regions to the tropics. Consequently, drought/insect-induced forest mortality constitutes a major uncertainty terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycling and climate change impacts. Despite its importance, current climate-vegetation models do not accurately capture forest die-off due to limitations... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group12th—15th February 2013Participant List  
Working Group26th—28th August 2013Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Craig D. Allencraig_allen@usgs.govFort Collins Science Center, USGS
William R. L. Anderegganderegg@princeton.eduStanford University
Juliann E. Aukemajaukema@gmail.comUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Barbara Bentzbbentz@fs.fed.usUSDA Forest Service
Rosie A. Fisherrfisher@ucar.eduNational Center for Atmospheric Research
Jeffrey A. Hickejhicke@uidaho.eduUniversity of Idaho
Jeremy W. Lichsteinjlichstein@ufl.eduUniversity of Florida
Alison K. MacaladyAmacalad@email.arizona.eduUniversity of Arizona
Nathan G McDowellmcdowell@lanl.govLos Alamos National Laboratory
Paul Moorcroftpaul_moorcroft@harvard.eduHarvard University
Yude Panypan@fs.fed.usUSDA Forest Service
Ken Raffaraffa@entomology.wisc.eduUniversity of Wisconsin
Anna Salaasala@mso.umt.eduUniversity of Montana
John D Shawjdshaw@fs.fed.usUSDA Forest Service
Nate Stephensonnstephenson@usgs.govUS Geological Survey (USGS)
Christina Taguectague@bren.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Melanie University
Matthew AyresMatthew.P.Ayres@dartmouth.eduDartmouth College

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Anderegg, William R. L.; Hicke, Jeffrey A.; Fisher, Rosie A.; Allen, Craig D.; Aukema, Juliann E.; Bentz, Barbara; Hood, Sharon; Lichstein, Jeremy W.; Macalady, Alison K.; McDowell, Nathan G; Pan, Yude; Raffa, Ken; Sala, Anna; Shaw, John D; Stephenson, Nate; Tague, Christina; Zeppel, Melanie. 2015. Tree mortality from drought, insects, and their interactions in a changing climate. New Phytologist. Vol: 208(3). Pages 674-683. (Online version)
Journal Article Anderegg, William R. L.; Flint, Alan; Huang, Cho-ying; Flint, Lorraine; Berry, Joseph; Davis, Frank W.; Sperry, John; Field, Christopher B. 2015. Tree mortality predicted from drought-induced vascular damage. Nature Geoscience. Vol: 8. Pages 367-371. (Online version)
"Synthesizing frontiers in modeling drought- and insect-induced tree mortality with climate change" is project ID: 12665