Fires are "Just the Tip of the Iceberg" of Climate Change's Impact on Forests

Bill Beese, a VIU Forestry Professor and Forest Ecologist, says forest management is complex because of the social, economic and ecological considerations. Vancouver Island University Photo

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The catastrophic wildfires experienced in Western Canada and the United States over the past few years are one of the most visible aspects of climate change’s effect on forests, but there are other indicators that aren’t as publicized, says Bill Beese, a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Forestry Professor and Forest Ecologist.

“The fires are a very visible manifestation of climate change in some areas, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg,” says Beese.

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Source: Vancouver Island University (VIU) News

 

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