Current Projects


Eastern Threat Center researchers work with other scientists nationally as well as with a variety of Federal, State, and local government agencies, universities, and non-governmental partners to address forest threats.

Select a title below to learn more about the Eastern Threat Center's current projects and collaborations related to climate change and pollution. View a staff resource guide to learn more about researchers studying these topics.

Assessing forest carbon sequestration and water supply interactions as influenced by climate and management practices

Assessing forest tree risk of extinction and genetic degradation from climate change

Assessing genetic variation of forest tree species at risk

Assessment of disturbance impacts on U.S. forest carbon sequestration

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options (CCAMMO)

Climate Change Resource Center

Mountain stream - Photo by Rod Kindlund, Southern Research StationClimate, population, and vegetation cover change impacts on water supply and demand, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity across the conterminous U.S.

Detecting recent broad-scale changes in forest biodiversity

Determining the sensitivity of eastern US fire regimes to climate change

Earth System Modeling Project

Effects of nitrogen deposition on high elevation spruce-fir and deciduous forests across the northern U.S.

Effects of urban climate on land surface phenology

Influence of nitrogen deposition on Southern Appalachian deciduous forests

International collaboration research with China: the U.S.-China Carbon Consortium

Nitrogen deposition and water stress: predisposing factors to southern pine beetle infestation and subsequent mortality of red spruce species, Mount Mitchell, NC

Nitrogen fertilization impacts on high elevation spruce forests, Mount Ascutney, VT

Ozone monitoring and environmental effects analysis

PINEMAP: Mapping the future of southern pine management in a changing world

Prioritizing tree species for conservation and management in changing times

Remote Assessment of Forest Ecosystem Stress (RAFES): Development of a real time decision support system for the eastern U.S.

Systematic assessment of coarse scale, national level and fine scale, special interest area critical load assessments 

Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO)

Understanding soil and watershed hydrology

Yellow birch and acid deposition in the Southern Appalachians

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