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NPS Climate Change Response Resources

The NPS Climate Change Response Program works to foster communication, provide guidance, scientific information, and recommendations that support stewardship actions to preserve our natural and cultural heritage from the detrimental impacts of global climate change.

This page provides lists of scientific research publications that were produced by the NPS Climate Change Response Program.

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Eastern Forest Vulnerability Briefs

Climate, Trees, Pests, and Weeds: Change, Uncertainty, and Biotic Stressors in Eastern U.S. National Park Forests Project

This page contains the downloads associated with the Eastern Forest Vulnerability project. Return to the project homepage.

Project Brief (Project-wide Summary)

2015. Climate, Trees, Pests, and Weeds: Change, Uncertainty, and Biotic Stressors in Eastern National Park Forests. NPS_TreesPestsWeeds_2014.pdf    See full bibliographic record

Journal Article

Fisichelli, N. A., S. R. Abella, M. Peters, F. J. Krist Jr. 2014. Climate, Trees, Pests, and Weeds: Change, Uncertainty, and Biotic Stressors in Eastern U.S. National Park Forests. Forest Ecology and Management. 327(2014). nrs_2014_fisichelli_001.pdf    See full bibliographic record

Project Briefs for Each Park Unit Investigated (by Park Name - 121 Parks)

Recent Climate Exposure Briefs

Climate Exposure of U.S. National Parks in a New Era of Change

This page contains the downloads associated with the Recent Climate Exposure project. Return to the project homepage.

Climate change is ongoing across the national park system; an overwhelming majority of parks are already at the extreme warm end of their historical conditions. This is a core finding from recently published research by NPS scientists (Monahan and Fisichelli 2014). See below for two-page resource briefs summarizing key findings for each of the 289 national park units in the study.

Project Briefs for Each Park Unit Investigated (by Park Name - 289 Parks)

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