Fire, Disease, and Forest Succession in Big Sur, CA

Authors: Aaron Moody*, , Chris Jones, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ross K Meentemeyer, North Carolina State University
Topics: Biogeography, Environmental Science, Global Change
Keywords: forest, disease, fire, climate change, biogeography, landscape, model
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Muses, Sheraton, 8th Floor
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The forests of Big Sur along the central California coast are home to more than just giant trees. They also harbor a fungal forest pathogen, known as Phytophthora ramorum (or Sudden Oak Death), and are subject to catastrophic wildfires, drought, and the consequences of climate change. Using a combination of extensive field data and a forest-landscape simulation model, coupled with an epidemiological model and a fire model, we explore how disease, fire, and climate change will interact to affect forest productivity and forest species composition through the end of the 21st century.

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