Archive for the ‘temperate forests’ Tag

Offering trees some shelter

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been looking at the possible impacts of climate change on temperate forests around the world, impacts that could disrupt forest dynamics and alter the landscapes around us. Rising global temperatures can rearrange precipitation patterns, warm soils, and cause expanded disease and pest outbreaks. And there are concerns that tree […]

A moveable forest?

As I mentioned in my last post, predicting the form of future forests is complicated due to the wide variety of factors involved, but there are some common concerns that researchers share about the challenges trees will face with global climate change. Changes in temperature and precipitation patterns will alter the suitability of forest locations […]

Changing patterns, changing forests

I’ve spent the last week enmeshed in the intricacies of climate change research and trying to understand how temperate forests will be impacted- and there were quite a few more variables than I had been anticipating. I guess I had assumed that warmer temperatures would mean shorter winters, earlier springs, and probably more bark beetles, […]

Seeing the forest and the trees

Despite the short days, I really enjoy November in New Hampshire, partly because it feels like things are slowing down a bit and partly because, with the leaves gone, I can see the trees themselves now. In the summer I appreciate the green shade provided by trees, I love the colors of fall, and I […]

Posted November 2, 2012 by Mirka Zapletal in Plant Communities

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