Northern Research Station: Sustaining Forests in a Changing Environment

Our interactions and activities in the Framework: 

A unit of the Northern Research Station.

Climate change impacts: we have developed models for 135 tree species and 150 bird species on potential impacts of several scenarios of climate change. We use statistical modeling tools related to classification and regression trees; our current favorite tool is random forest. We also use a simulation of migration over 100 years to estimate potential spread of trees into the new suitable habitat made available via climate change.