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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Project Description

NCEAS, the Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center (WWETAC), and the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station are collaborating to develop a risk assessment for climate change and forest pathogens in western North America. This project will bring together individuals with expertise in forest pathology, quantitative modeling, and climate science. Ultimately, we anticipate that the project will yield two products: (1) a manuscript, suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal, on design and output of models describing relationships between climate change and forest pathogens in western North America, and (2) a risk assessment for forest pathogens in Western North America under a changing climate.

Principal Investigator(s)

Erica Fleishman, Susan Frankel

Project Dates

Start: July 1, 2008

End: December 31, 2009