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Montane forest ecotones moved downslope in northeastern USA in spite of warming between 1984 and 2011

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Jane R. Foster, and Anthony W. D'Amato, 2015-12, Montane forest ecotones moved downslope in northeastern USA in spite of warming between 1984 and 2011: Global Change Biology, v. 21, iss. 12, 4497–4507 p.

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Abstract (from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.13046/abstract): Ecotones are transition zones that form, in forests, where distinct forest types meet across a climatic gradient. In mountains, ecotones are compressed and act as potential harbingers of species shifts that accompany climate change. As the climate warms in New England, USA, high-elevation boreal forests are expected to recede upslope, with northern hardwood species moving up behind. Yet recent empirical studies present conflicting findings on this dynamic, reporting both rapid upward ecotonal shifts and concurrent increases in boreal species within the region. These discrepancies may result from the limited spatial extent of observations. We developed a [...]

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Author :
Jane R. Foster, Anthony W. D'Amato
Funding Agency :
Northeast CSC

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northeast CASC

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