Forest Ecosystems

Key Findings

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The Climate Impacts Group's (CIG) research on climate and Pacific Northwest (PNW) forest ecosystems has made important contributions to our understanding of climate influences on forest productivity, forest fires, and forest resource management. The CIG's use of tree-ring chronologies has also been key in identifying past climate variations and trends in the PNW. Key findings from this research include the following.

Climate interactions with forest ecosystem processes in the PNW:

Western forest wildfire linkages to climate variability and climate change

Forest management and adaptation in response to climate change

Related Work

Other forest ecosystem/climate-related research findings at the University of Washington include: