Predicting Effects of Climate Change on Habitat Suitability of Red Spruce (Picea rubens Sarg.) in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of the USA: Understanding Complex Systems Mechanisms through Modeling

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Kyung Ah Koo; Bernard C. Patten; Marguerite Madden;
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
  • Journal: Forests (issn: 1999-4907)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/f6041208
  • Subject: simulation model (ARIM.SIM) <b> </b> | red spruce (<i>Picea rubens</i> Sarg.) | habitat model (ARIM.HAB) | QK900-989 | physiological mechanisms | Plant ecology | red spruce (Picea rubens Sarg.) | simulation model (ARIM.SIM) | climate change

Alpine, subalpine and boreal tree species, of low genetic diversity and adapted to low optimal temperatures, are vulnerable to the warming effects of global climate change. The accurate prediction of these species’ distributions in response to climate change is critical... View more
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