Forest Impacts of Climate Change: Monitoring Indicators

Stand Health

The health of trees in forest stands are impacted by numerous abiotic and biotic factors. A measure of mortality and stand health by forest type (i.e. specifically in sensitive habitat) can be a good indicator of the impacts of climate change.

Protocols for Monitoring Stand Health

There are 11 protocols that are used to monitor the indicator: Stand Health. The first three studies on the list below are the most common methods of monitoring in the Northeast region.

Key Metrics for Monitoring Stand Health

The impacts of climate indicators can be measured using different ecological metrics of quantification. The metrics used in a study can affect how it is designed and the questions that it can answer. The information below shows the types of metrics and number of associated protocols that are captured by the data represented in this project. 

Biomass
1
Canopy Cover
5
Mortality
18
Richness
2
Survivorship
3
Tree Crown Condition
17
Tree Dieback
4

Studies for Monitoring Stand Health

There that monitor the indicator: Stand Health.

The number of monitoring studies by state, select a state to see list of studies
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