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Non-equilibrium succession dynamics indicate continued northern migration of lodgepole pine

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2003

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Johnstone, Jill F., and Chapin, F. Stuart, 2003, Non-equilibrium succession dynamics indicate continued northern migration of lodgepole pine: Global Change Biology, v. 9, no. 10, p. 1401-1409.

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Because species affect ecosystem functioning, understanding migration processes is a key component of predicting future ecosystem responses to climate change. This study provides evidence of range expansion under current climatic conditions of an indigenous species with strong ecosystem effects. Surveys of stands along the northern distribution limit of lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia) in central Yukon Territory, Canada showed consistent increases in pine dominance following fire. These patterns differed strongly from those observed at sites where pine has been present for several thousand years. Differences in species thinning rates are unlikely to account for the observed increases in pine dominance. Rates of pine regeneration [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1046/j.1365-2486.2003.00661.x
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1365-2486

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