News Update

The Forest ThreatNet is the Eastern Threat Center's news update with the latest information concerning ongoing research, projects, and partnerships.

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Projections of Future Climate and Annual Runoff

Warmer temperatures could increase water loss by evapotranspiration. Without a comparable increase in precipitation, runoff – and thus water available for humans and ecosystems – could be reduced.

U.S. Drought Monitor tracks drought across the nation

View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Reptiles and Amphibians Unharmed by Prescribed Fires in Early Growing Season

Amphibians and reptiles tend to be most active during the spring and summer, when it’s warmer. A recent study compared how they respond to prescribed fires conducted during the growing season – when vegetation is actively growing – versus those in dormant season months.

 
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