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Our research characterizes how natural disturbances, humans, and climate interact to drive temperate forest dynamics and resilience. It has produced three key contributions:

  1. International collaborations demonstrate widespread tree mortality in North and South America, disentangling the relative impacts of drought, insects and pathogens.

  2. Many forests in the Canadian Cordillera are increasingly susceptible to wildfire due to complex interactions among fire suppression, land-use and climatic change.

  3. Novel forest reconstructions include tree-ring methods adapted to address Indigenous cultural uses and traditional management, largely overlooked by forest managers.

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