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Shrinking windows of opportunity for oak seedling establishment in southern California mountains

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Davis, F. W., L. C. Sweet, J. M. Serra-Diaz, J. Franklin, I. McCullough, A. Flint, L. Flint, J. R. Dingman, H. M. Regan, A. D. Syphard, L. Hannah, K. Redmond, and M. A. Moritz. 2016. Shrinking windows of opportunity for oak seedling establishment in southern California mountains. Ecosphere 7(11):e01573. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1573

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Seedling establishment is a critical step that may ultimately govern tree species’ distribution shifts under environmental change. Annual variation in the location of seed rain and microclimates results in transient “windows of opportunity” for tree seedling establishment across the landscape. These establishment windows vary at fine spatiotemporal scales that are not considered in most assessments of climate change impacts on tree species range dynamics and habitat displacement. We integrate field seedling establishment trials conducted in the southern Sierra Nevada and western Tehachapi Mountains of southern California with spatially downscaled grids of modeled water-year climatic water deficit (CWDwy) and mean August maximum daily [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1002/ecs2.1573
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