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Forestry and Climatic Change

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The earth's climate appears to be in an unstable period and may be undergoing change. Climatic fluctuations over the relatively short period of decades have biological and socioeconomic ramifications of importance to foresters and other land managers. They may be a precursor for ecological events affecting length of growing season, precipitation distribution, species distribution and decline, marginal habitats, tree growth, pathogen activity, and possibly wildfire occurrence and intensity. Land management and planning precepts need to be evaluated in respect to recent findings of atmospheric research, and climatic change considered as a factor in forest planning and ecological mechanisms.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Owns and Operates Land Management Services, a Private Forestry and Land Management Consultant Firm in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Publication date: November 1, 1980

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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