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Using an ensemble of downscaled climate model projections to assess impacts of climate change on the potential distribution of spruce and Douglas-fir forests in British Columbia

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2013

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Flower, Aquila, Murdock, Trevor Q., Taylor, Stephen W., and Zwiers, Francis W., 2013, Using an ensemble of downscaled climate model projections to assess impacts of climate change on the potential distribution of spruce and Douglas-fir forests in British Columbia: Rethinking Integrated Assessments and Management Projects in the Americas, v. 26, no. 0, p. 63-74.

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Many of the world's forests are likely to face multiple stresses under a rapidly changing climate. Understanding the impact of climate change on tree species suitability is therefore crucial for forest management planning and policy development. We use the Douglas-fir and spruce (white spruce, Engelmann spruce, and interior spruce) forests of British Columbia as a case study. The impact of projected climate change on these forests was assessed using flexible bioclimatic envelope models appropriate for areas with sparse species locations records. Analysis of the model results focused on quantifying uncertainty due to differences between global climate models, emissions scenarios, and spatial resolution of climate data. To this end, [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2012.07.024
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1462-9011

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