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Study: Recent Land-Use Trends Limit Carbon Potential

February 22, 2019
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A map of the New England states.

Over the next 50 years, land-use change in New England (both forest harvest and land development) will have more of an impact on forest dynamics than climate change.

And, if recent trends in regional land use are maintained, the landscape will fall far short of its potential to store carbon, explains a new paper in the journal Global Environmental Change, by HF Research Associate Matthew Duveneck and HF Senior Ecologist Jonathan Thompson.

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