Characteristics of ancient forests could protect against the effects of climate change for some bird species

Research by the Oregon State University College of Forestry indicates that old-growth forests and managed forests with old-growth characteristics could provide relief from climate change for some bird species.

The study, led by former Oregon doctoral student Hankyu Kim, builds on previous research led by co-author Matt Bates, professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, which showed that ancient forests with large trees and a diversity of tree sizes and types can provide sanctuary for some species of climate-threatened birds. warming;