We depend on forests for clean air and water. They support biodiversity and mitigate climate change impacts. Forests provide opportunities for recreation and maintain key industries. There’s a lot at stake. By studying forests’ response to new and evolving threats like invasive species, climate change, and development, we are learning how to best manage and protect these essential ecosystems.
Invasive pests and pathogens are the top threat to trees in the US. We are working to understand forest-wide impacts and advocate for policy that keeps pests out. Learn more ›
We need living trees to combat climate change, but forests fall victim to its
effects. We were studying forests’ response to climate change to guide
management actions that safeguard trees into the future. Learn more ›