Project Overview

Climate change may bring increased frequency and severity of droughts to the Northern Forest region, which is adapted to humid, temperate conditions. Understanding impacts of drought is critical to ensuring effective forest management and adaptation to climate change. NSRC researchers will create a regional network of scientists and diverse stakeholders, called “Northern Forest DroughtNet,” charged with improving scientific and public understanding of how the Northern Forest responds to drought. NSRC researchers will conduct a field experiment at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire to assess the impact of drought on nutrient, water, and carbon dynamics of a Northern Forest ecosystem. They will compare findings with impacts of two other climate change stressors: soil warming and frost events. Researchers will then disseminate information about effects of changing precipitation patterns on Northern Forest ecosystems to diverse audiences


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Status - Active

Start date: 2014-01-01

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