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The scientists from the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center capitalize on their diverse expertise to answer critically important scientific questions shaped by the equally diverse environments of the western United States. FRESC scientists collaborate with each other and with partners to provide rigorous, objective, and timely information and guidance for the management and conservation of biological systems in the West and worldwide.

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Advancing Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments and Adaptation Planning
Public land managers are challenged with responding to future conditions imposed by climate change and implementing decisions at a range of spatial scales. To help... [Read more]
Polygamy Slows Down Population Divergence in Shorebirds
Sexual selection may promote speciation since competition for mates can favor specific individuals more desirable for reproduction, leading to reproductive isolation... [Read more]
Nitrogen Deposition Effects on Temperate Forest Lichens and Trees
Nitrogen is emitted from agricultural activities and fossil fuel combustion to the atmosphere, where it is a major source of air pollution that impacts both ecosystems... [Read more]
A Practitioner's Guide to Understanding Stream Temperature Data and Models
Recent technological advances in stream temperature monitoring and modeling have increased the amount of data that are available throughout the Pacific Northwest. These... [Read more]
Assessing Risks of Anticoagulant Rodenticides Exposure in California Condors
Condors are one of the most endangered bird species globally. The exclusive scavenging behavior of California condors makes them particularly susceptible to exposure and... [Read more]
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