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Population dynamics has greater effects than climate change on tree species distribution in a temperate forest region

Authors:

Wen Wang

Frank Thompson

Hong He

Jacob Fraser

William Dijak

Martin Spetich

Publication Type:
Journal Article
Year of Publication:
2018
Secondary Title:
Journal of Biogeography
DOI:
10.1111/jbi.2018.45.issue-1210.1111/jbi.13467
Pages:
2766-2778
Volume:
45
Year:
2018
Date:
Jan-12-2018
URL:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jbi.2018.45.issue-12

Abstract

Population dynamics and disturbances have often been simplified or ignored when predicting regional-scale tree species distributions in response to climate change in current climate-distribution models (e.g., niche and biophysical process models). We determined the relative importance of population dynamics, tree harvest, climate change, and their interaction in affecting tree species distribution changes.