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Wear, David N.

Overview
Works: 26 works in 48 publications in 1 language and 2,571 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by David N Wear
The Southern Forest Futures Project : using public input to define the issues by David N Wear( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southern Forest Futures Project has been designed to evaluate the implications of potential futures for the many goods and services forests in the Southeastern United States provide. To ensure that the Futures Project is comprehensive and relevant, we have begun with a thorough scoping of issues using a process that elicits input from various interested publics. We have held public meetings in 14 locations around the South and through 3 online "Webinars." The meeting sites provided at least two public meetings in each of five ecological subregions and no fewer than one public meeting in each State. We gathered> 2,200 comments using a structured-workshop format and processed the compiled data to define a comprehensive view of how forces of change may reshape forests, and how these changes could affect the various goods, services, and values of forest ecosystems. We also identified a set of meta-issues that warrant indepth analysis to evaluate their potential influence on the future of forests. These topics of concern include bioenergy, climate change, forest ownership change, invasive species, fire, taxes, and water. The input on meta-issues, forces of change, and resource implications will be used to organize subsequent stages of the Southern Forest Futures Project
The U.S. South's timber sector in 2005 : a prospective analysis of recent change by David N Wear( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forest product markets are an important part of rural economies of the U.S. South, but recent changes in timber markets have raised questions about the future. Several factors have altered forest products markets since the late 1990s, including industry consolidations and associated changes in land ownership, changes in domestic consumption patterns and international trade patterns, and depreciation and closure of older processing facilities. The focus of this assessment of timber markets is on understanding how these and other demand-and-supply factors have affected the markets for various timber products. Our findings suggest that the demand for domestically produced timber products has declined somewhat in the United States, as domestic demands as well as exports have fallen. At the same time, the supply of domestically produced timber products has continued to expand since the late 1990s. The net result of these demand-and-supply changes may be (a) a decline in timber product output and (b) a disproportionately strong decline in associated prices. An evaluation of investment of wood products firms in manufacturing capacity within the region provides insights into future production potential. Paper production capacity has declined since the late 1990s, while lumber production capacity has remained near 1990s levels. Indications are, therefore, that demand for pulpwood to produce paper may not rebound to late 1990s levels in the foreseeable future. However, persistent low prices for softwood pulpwood could indicate long-term opportunities for the manufacture of other products from this product class. Long-term demand for solid wood products appears strong, signaling that a relatively favorable investment climate should exist in this part of the forest sector."
The southern forest resource assessment : summary report by David N Wear( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southern Forest Resource Assessment was initiated in 1999 as a result of concerns raised by natural resource managers, the science community, and the public regarding the status and likely future of forests in the South. These included changes to the regiongass forests brought about by rapid urbanization, increasing timber demand, increasing numbers of satellite chip mills, forest pests, and changing air quality. In response to these issues, leaders of four of the regiongass Federal natural resource agencies (USDA Forest Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), and the Tennessee Valley Authority, agreed to work together to provide a careful evaluation of the overall condition and ongoing changes of southern forests. State forestry and fish and wildlife agencies were invited to take part and have actively contributed to the effort. The USDA Forest Service, through the Southern Region and Southern Research Station, has provided overall leadership. The Technical Report (General Technical Report SRS-53) and this Summary Report are the culmination of more than 3 years of effort by more than 25 scientists and analysts from the above agencies as well as southern universities. More than 100 scientists from universities, State and Federal agencies, industry, and conservation organizations provided peer reviews to enhance the reportsgas accuracy and completeness. This Summary Report is intended to provide its reader with an overview of the many forces of change affecting southern forests and the changes they produce. It summarizes the detailed results reported by Assessment Team members in individual chapters of the full Technical Report. The information contained in the body of the Assessment should enhance public understanding of southern forests, inform public debate, and improve public policies that result
Southern forest resource assessment( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The southern forest resource assessment provides a comprehensive analysis of the history, status, and likely future of forests in the Southern United States. Twenty-three chapters address questions regarding social/economic systems, terrestrial ecosystems, water and aquatic ecosystems, forest health, and timber management; 2 additional chapters provide a background on history and fire. Each chapter surveys pertinent literature and data, accesses conditions, identifies research needs, and examines the implications for southern forests and the benefits they provide
Forecasts of county-level land uses under three future scenarios : a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA assessment by David N Wear( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accurately forecasting future forest conditions and the implications for ecosystem services depends on understanding land use dynamics. In support of the 2010 Renewable Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment, we forecast changes in land uses for the coterminous United States in response to three scenarios. Our land use models forecast urbanization in response to the population and economic projections defined by the scenarios and consequences for various rural land uses. Urban area is forecasted to expand by 1 to 1.4 million acres per year between 1997 and 2060. Forest area is forecasted to decline by 24 to 37 million acres and cropland is forecasted to decline by 19 to 28 million acres over this period. About 90 percent of forecasted forest land losses are found in the Eastern United States with more than half in the South
Forecasts of forest conditions in regions of the United States under future scenarios : a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA assessment by David N Wear( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S2The 626 million acres of forests in the conterminous United States represent significant reserves of biodiversity and terrestrial carbon and provide substantial flows of highly valued ecosystem services, including timber products, watershed protection benefits, and recreation. This report describes forecasts of forest conditions for the conterminous United States in response to multiple scenarios evaluated by the 2010 Resources Planning Act Assessment. The results are based on the U.S. Forest Assessment System, a modeling system designed to forecast alternative futures for U.S. forests, and provide a forward-looking adjunct to the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program of the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Scenarios address a range of future conditions regarding population growth, economic change, global forest product markets, and climate change. Forest forecasts are described for each of four Resources Planning Act regions (South, North, Rocky Mountain, and Pacific Coast) across the Resources Planning Act scenarios. In the Eastern United States, the range of socioeconomic futures leads to greater variation in future forest conditions than does the range of climate projections. Because of the dominance of public forests in the Western United States, socioeconomic changes hold less sway over forest futures there. Built directly from and as a forecasting adjunct to the monitoring system of the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, the modeling components will be enhanced by additional forest inventory data as they become available."
The Southern Forest Futures Project : summary report by David N Wear( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southern Forest Futures Project provides a science-based "futuring" analysis of the forests of the 13 States of the Southeastern United States. With findings organized in a set of scenarios and using a combination of computer models and science synthesis, the authors of the Southern Forest Futures Project examine a variety of possible futures that could shape forests and the many ecosystem services and values that forests provide. The science findings and modeling results could inform management and policy analysis of the South's forests. In this summary report, the authors distill detailed results from the Southern Forest Futures Project technical report and provide a set of key findings and implications
The Southern Forest Futures Project : technical report( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southern Forest Futures Project provides a science-based "futuring" analysis of the forests of the 13 States of the Southeastern United States. With findings organized in a set of scenarios and using a combination of computer models and science synthesis, the authors of the Southern Forest Futures Project examine a variety of possible futures that could shape forests and the many ecosystem services and values that forests provide. The science findings and modeling results could inform management and policy analysis of the South's forests. In the chapters of this technical report, the authors provide detailed findings and results as well as sets of key findings and implications
The U.S. Forest Carbon Accounting Framework : stocks and stock change, 1990-2016 by Christopher Woodall( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United States annually prepares an inventory of carbon that has been emitted and sequestered among sectors (e.g., energy, agriculture, and forests). For many years, the United States developed an inventory of forest carbon by comparing contemporary forest inventories to inventories that were collected using different techniques and definitions from more than 20 years ago. Recognizing the need to improve the U.S. forest carbon inventory budget, the United States is adopting the Forest Carbon Accounting Framework, a new approach that removes this older inventory information from the accounting procedures and enables the delineation of forest carbon accumulation by forest growth, land use change, and natural disturbances such as fire. By using the new accounting approach with consistent inventory information, it was found that net land use change is a substantial contributor to the United States forest carbon sink, with the entire forest sink offsetting approximately 15 percent of annual U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. The new framework adheres to accounting guidelines set forth by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change while charting a path forward for the incorporation of emerging research, data, and the needs of stakeholders (e.g., reporting at small scales and boreal forest carbon)
Research directions in the study of timber markets and forest policies by David H Newman( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private forest investment and softwood production in the U.S. south by David N Wear( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The southern forest resource assessment : summary report by D. N Wear( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forces of change; Social and economics systems; Forest area conditions; Terrestrial ecosystems; Water quality, wetlands, and aquatic ecosystems
The southern forest resource assessment : summary report by David N Wear( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global position of the U.S. forest products industry by Jeffrey P Prestemon( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States' share of global industrial roundwood production has declined since the 1990s. We reviewed data from 1961-2013 to evaluate the extent of this decline for industrial roundwood and derived secondary forest products compared to other major producing countries. We find that the U.S. global share of industrial roundwood peaked at 28 percent in 1999 but then declined to 17 percent by 2012. We attribute the decline to a combination of cyclical factors, most notably the decline in U.S. construction, and long-term decline in U.S. paper manufacture that is connected to a reduction in the size of the U.S. manufacturing sector and waning demand for paper used in media. Prospects are for increased use of wood in construction as the housing market returns to long-run averages in the coming years, which should push the U.S. share to over 20 percent. However, the use of wood by the paper sector is not likely to experience a significant recovery, implying that it is unlikely that the United States will return to its 1990s levels of global market share in industrial roundwood production. Timber demands--not timber supplies--currently limit production growth in the United States. Increased wood demand by the construction sector might occur with changes in building codes, allowing for taller and larger wood-frame construction. The growth in wood use by the energy sector is another emerging prospect
Southern forest resource assessment( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forest management and timber production in the U.S. South by David N Wear( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper describes the structure of the forest sector in the South with emphasis placed on the unique features that arise from private management of forests
The Southern forest futures project : using public input to define the issues( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of production in the U.S. wood products industries and the derived demand for sawtimber by David Norman Wear( )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modeling the impacts of climate change, landuse change, and human population dynamics on water availability and demands in the Southeastern U.S.( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modeling the effects of emerald ash borer on forest composition in the Midwest and Northeast United States( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The nonnative invasive emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire; EAB) has caused considerable damage to the ash (Fraxinus spp.) resource in North America. While there are methods to mitigate, contain, control, or even eradicate some nonnative invasive insects, EAB continues to spread across North America. Considering strong evidence suggesting>99 percent probability of host tree mortality, the loss of the North American ash resource is possible. To examine anticipated effects of EAB on tree species composition, we modeled future spatial and temporal changes in forest composition over the next 50 years with and without ash mortality anticipated from EAB spread. We used U.S. Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data, the current extent of EAB in the United States and Canada, estimated spread rate and host mortality data, and a suite of human population, energy, consumption, land use, and economic models to project the future condition of forests in the Midwest and Northeast United States. Our results suggest that in most cases EAB will not have a substantial effect on ecosystem function of future forests measured by FIA because of the replacement of ash by other species. The transition from ash to other species may take many decades, but forests can eventually recover when a variety of associated species replace ash."
 
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