Carbon-management policies would do well to use disturbance ecology to factor in tree mortality risk. For wildfire and other impactful disturbances, researchers now have the capability to incorporate these risks into policy mechanisms that enhance forest carbon storage. Doing so would substantially improve global forest carbon policies aimed at climate change mitigation. Image credit: Shutterstock/Christian Roberts-Olsen
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