Linda Nagel

Linda is the lead principal investigator of the Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) Network, aimed at identifying adaptive management strategies for forests in the face of a changing climate. She also serves as a Professor and the Department Head of the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Her areas of research include silviculture, vegetation responses to wildfire, habitat restoration, and developing adaptive silvicultural strategies in the context of environmental change.

Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change Partners

ASCC is a highly collaborative project with partners who have been integral to the advancement of the project since 2012, committing their expertise and experience in planning and execution of each study site. Manager-scientist partnerships built through ASCC are helping to inform research and advance communication of climate change adaptation.


USDA Forest Service Research Stations

Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change


The Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) Network fosters manager-scientist collaboration to co-develop and implement demonstrations of adaptation actions in a variety of forest ecosystem types. ASCC study sites are rigorously designed adaptation installations that further our understanding of potential management interventions and adaptation best practices, explicitly testing silvicultural treatments that encompass resistance, resilience, and transition related to climate change and a no-action control.