Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 12, 2023

Forest resilience linked with higher mortality risk in western US

ScienceDaily reports

A forest’s resilience, or ability to absorb environmental disturbances, has long been thought to be a boost for its odds of survival against the looming threat of climate change. But a new study suggests that for some Western U.S. forests, it’s quite the opposite. The results of one of the first large-scale studies of its kind show that while high ecosystem resilience correlates with low mortality in eastern forests, it is linked to high mortality in western regions.

Read more at Forest resilience linked with higher mortality risk in western US — ScienceDaily


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