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Forests and Climate Change Working Group

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Welcome to the Oregon State University, College of Forestry Forests and Climate Change Working Group webpage! Here you can find out more about this group, its activities, and find resources such as publications, graphics, and answers to frequently asked questions.

The Forests and Climate Change Working Group was established by College of Forestry scientists and educators to:

  • Improve awareness of the role of forests in carbon exchange with the atmosphere and potential contributions of forests to reducing carbon emissions
  • Lead to effective changes in management and other behaviors regarding forests and climate
  • Maintain and create resilient forest systems and their related ecosystem services in the future under changing climate
  • Train students and forestry professionals to manage forests for carbon and climate change adaptation
  • Make opportunities versus costs of climate change better understood and known

Ongoing research activities
COF developed a great deal of knowledge and expertise in the complex interactions between forests, humans, and climate change. The major ongoing collaborative research activities include:

Publication lists and copies of research papers are available on personal web sites of group members. Selected synthesis and collaborative publications are listed below:

Useful links

OSU and Partners
Land Use Land Cover Dynamics Team
OSU Climate Change Network
OSU College of Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon Climate Change Research Institute

State of Oregon and PNW
Pacific Northwest Research Station Climate Change Related Projects
Western Climate Initiative

National and International
Exploratorium Climate Change Research
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
US Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center

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