Terrestrial Rates and Amplitudes of Changes in Ecoclimate Systems (TRACES)
Why is this research important?
The western United States has a rapidly growing human population, limited water resources, and a large percentage of public lands. Understanding the sensitivity of plant species and ecosystems to specific kinds of climatic changes provides a basis for evaluating the potential effects of ongoing and future climatic changes on plant communities and other resources in this region.
Principal Investigator: Bob Thompson
Project Team: Kathy Anderson, Paul Carrara, Richard Pelltier, Laura Strickland