Welcome to the Oregon State University, College of Forestry Forests and Climate Change Working Group webpage! Here you can find out more about this group, its activities, and find resources such as publications, graphics, and answers to frequently asked questions.

The Forests and Climate Change Working Group was established by College of Forestry scientists and educators to:

  • Improve awareness of the role of forests in carbon exchange with the atmosphere and potential contributions of forests to reducing carbon emissions
  • Lead to effective changes in management and other behaviors regarding forests and climate
  • Maintain and create resilient forest systems and their related ecosystem services in the future under changing climate
  • Train students and forestry professionals to manage forests for carbon and climate change adaptation
  • Make opportunities versus costs of climate change better understood and known

Ongoing research activities

COF developed a great deal of knowledge and expertise in the complex interactions between forests, humans, and climate change. The major ongoing collaborative research activities include:


Publication lists and copies of research papers are available on personal web sites of group members. Selected synthesis and collaborative publications are listed below:


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