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Western Mountain Initiative: predicting ecosystem responses to climate change

November 13, 2008

Mountain ecosystems of the western United States provide irreplaceable goods and services such as water, timber, biodiversity, and recreational opportunities, but their responses to climatic changes are complex and not well understood. The Western Mountain Initiative (WMI), a collaboration between USGS and U.S. Forest Service scientists, catalyzes assessment and synthesis of the effects of disturbance and climate change across western mountain areas, focusing on national parks and surrounding national forests. The WMI takes an ecosystem approach to science, integrating research across science disciplines at scales ranging from field studies to global trends.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2008
Title Western Mountain Initiative: predicting ecosystem responses to climate change
DOI 10.3133/fs20083093
Authors Jill S. Baron, David L. Peterson, J.T. Wilson
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2008-3093
Index ID fs20083093
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey

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