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- Michael K. Crosby; Zhaofei Fan; Martin A. Spetich; Theodor D. Leininger; Xingang Fan
- Forestry chronicle 2015 v.91 no.4 pp. 376-383
- climate change; climatic factors; dieback; drought; ecoregions; ecosystems; forest health; forest types; hardwood; models; monitoring; regression analysis; trees
- ... In the southeastern United States, drought can pose a significant threat to forests by reducing the amount of available water, thereby stressing trees. Destructive changes in crown conditions provide the first visible indication of a problem in a forested area, making it a useful indicator for problems within an ecosystem. Forest Health and Monitoring (FHM) and Palmer's Drought Severity Index (PDS ...