Past, present, and future in the forests of the Sierra Nevada: variability in forest response to environmental change, and management strategies to promote ecosystem resilience

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Dr. Hugh Safford will contrast the ecology and temporal trends (historical to current to projected future) of lower montane (oak woodland, yellow pine, mixed conifer) vs. upper montane (red fir) and subalpine forests in the Sierra Nevada, focusing on impacts of three classes of environmental stressors: climate change, wildfire, and invasive species.