Changing Ecosystems

Forests may look very different in the future as a result of climate change. Many of the northern tree species that provide economic and cultural benefits are adapted to cold climates and will be under greater stress as the climate warms and conditions become less favorable. Other species may be able to take advantage of new conditions and expand northward over time. We work with scientists to understand how individual tree species may respond to climate change.

The lists below are synthesized from peer-reviewed publications, reports and tools. Learn more about regional forest vulnerability and the US Forest Service's Climate Change Tree Atlas

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