Check out the journal article titled “Forest adaptation strategies aimed at climate change: Assessing the performance of future climate-adapted tree species in a northern Minnesota pine ecosystem" in Forest Ecology and Management, authored by University of Minnesota PhD Student Jacob Muller, Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) Network Lead Linda Nagel, and Chippewa National Forest ASCC Site Lead Brian Palik. The journal article highlights research taking place at the Cutfoot Experimental Forest/Chippewa National Forest (CEF) ASCC Network site.
The Muller et al. 2019 article discusses the ASCC treatments implemented at the CEF site, which is a mixed-species northern pine forest. Findings from this study demonstrate strong variations in species performance across the ASCC treatment conditions at the CEF, including variation in survival and growth among planted native and novel species. The results of this study suggest that current climate may be suitable for some future-adapted species. Managers of mixed-species northern pine forests can use this study to inform planting decisions and species selections to promote forest health and sustainably aimed at climate change adaptation.
Muller, Jacob J., Linda M. Nagel, and Brian J. Palik. 2019. Forest adaptation strategies aimed at climate change: Assessing the performance of future climate-adapted tree species in a northern Minnesota pine ecosystem.
Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 451, 1 November 2019, 117539, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2019.117539.