Adapt, move or die: spatially explicit assessment of climate change genetic degradation risk in forest trees

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Genetic risk assessments help forest managers understand where forests are at greatest risk and to decide where to invest limited resources.

Kevin Potter
North Carolina State University

Videography - Ben Nieves
Technical production - Jeffrey Guntle

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Potential genetic effects of climate change on forest trees.

The need for genetic risk assessments.

The study region of the Southern Appalachian mountains of the Southeastern U.S.

Methods and results of a regional multiple species risk assessment.

How risk assessment results are used to estimate forest level risk and potential impacts.

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