How Vulnerable Is the Central Hardwoods Region to Climate Change? (image) USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station Share Print E-Mail Caption A new report from the US Forest Service, the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, and partners describes possible climate change effects in southern Illinois, southern Indiana and the Missouri Ozarks and assesses forests' vulnerability to changes. Credit U.S. Forest Service Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.