Featured Publication: Forest Influences on Climate and Water Resources at the Landscape to Regional Scale
More than 30% of the earth's land surface is forested, and researchers have long understood that climate determines the locations and characteristics of these forested lands. What is often less understood is how forests influence climate and water resources. Eastern Threat Center research hydrologist Ge Sun co-authored a book chapter that describes a web of interactions among forests, climate, and water based on studies in the southeastern United States and northern China. The chapter also identifies research needed to support forest management in a changing climate. Read the chapter, which was published in the book Landscape Ecology for Sustainable Environment and Culture.