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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 ...
- Ricardo Nogueira Servino; Luiz Eduardo de Oliveira Gomes; Angelo Fraga Bernardino
- Science of the total environment 2018 v.628-629 pp. 233-240
- temperature; wetlands; El Nino; wind; ecoregions; monitoring; ecosystem services; mangrove forests; raw materials; drought; financial economics; climate change; semiarid zones; remote sensing; dieback; Brazil
- ... Extreme weather events are likely to become more frequent in the 21st century bringing significant impacts to coastal ecosystems. However, the capacity to detect and measure those impacts are still limited, with effects largely unstudied. In June 2016, a hailstorm with wind gusts of over 100 km·h⁻¹ caused an unprecedented mangrove dieback on Eastern Brazil. To quantify the scale of impact and shor ...