Climate sensitivity of carbon, timber, and species richness covaries with forest age in boreal-temperate North America (2019)
This study addresses knowledge gaps hindering implementation of adaptive forest management strategies to sustain ecosystem services and biodiversity. Key finding is that old forests (>170 years) support high levels of carbon storage, timber growth, and species richness.
This study aims to identify potential connections between protected areas in the contiguous Unites States by applying a modeling approach that maps “natural” (i.e., least human-modified) corridors between large protected areas.
The Nature Conservancy’s Resilient and Connected Landscapes project is the first study to comprehensively map resilient lands and significant climate corridors across Eastern North America. Released in October 2016, the study took eight years to complete, involved 60 scientists, and developed innovative new techniques for mapping climate-driven movements. This report brings together resilience, permeability, and […]
Interacting Social and Environmental Predictors for the Spatial Distribution of Conservation Lands (2015)
Conservation decisions should be evaluated for how they meet conservation goals at multiple spatial extents. Conservation easements are land use decisions resulting from a combination of social and environmental conditions. An emerging area of research is the evaluation of spatial distribution of easements and their spatial correlates. We tested the relative influence of interacting social […]
This study tests whether the St. Lawrence River in eastern Canada causes genetic divergence of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) populations by restricting dispersal and gene flow.
This report recognizes the pressures of water quality changes, species introductions, and climate change on lake trout populations to help meet a need for temperature related threat assessment and long-range planning for deepwater habitat.
Five Anthropogenic Factors That Will Radically Alter Forest Conditions and Management Needs in the Northern United States (2014)
This review article discusses five factors that will be extraordinarily influential in large-scale northern forest management needs over the next 50 years.
This study develops and tests a method to conserve biological diversity while allowing species and communities to rearrange in response to a changing climate for northeastern North America.
Applying Circuit Theory for Corridor Expansion and Management at Regional Scales – Tiling, Pinch Points, and Omnidirectional Connectivity (2014)
This study tests the functionality of modifying the Circuitscape model to allow the creation of omnidirectional connectivity maps illustrating flow paths and variations in the ease of travel across a large study area.
This report identifies key areas for conservation in the Southeast region in the face of climate change, based on land characteristics that increase diversity and resilience.