Two new publications, funded by U.S. Geological Survey and the Alaska CASC, highlight the importance of understanding wildfire, what causes it as well as its effects on ecosystems. Solutions include modeling to create predictions of wildfire events.
Northwest forests are plagued by drought and insects. However, refugia from these stresses were discovered in Oregon and new NCASC funded research discusses how these locations resist such disturbances.
NC CASC researchers studied land use change and habitat fragmentation in wildlands of the North Central region and the findings will inform conservation stakeholders in prioritizing more rapidly-degrading ecosystems for management action.