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Objectives of the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center


  • Evaluate the effects and consequences of multiple interacting stresses on eastern forest health;
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the risks, uncertainties, and/or benefits of multiple environmental stresses on eastern ecological conditions and socioeconomic values;
  • Provide science-based decision support tools for policy formulation and land management in the eastern United States; and
  • Provide land managers with credible predictions of potential severe disturbance in the East with sufficient warning to take preventative actions.


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