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bald cypress (Taxodium distichum)

Model Reliability: Medium



Current Forest Inventory and Analysis under Current Conditions
Current Forest Inventory and Analysis under Current Conditions
(DISTRIB-II + SHIFT)
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Importance Value
GCM SCENARIO % Area Occ Ave IV Sum IV Future/Current IV
Actual3.29.48790N/A
RFimp4.2562410.71
CCSM4513.13.8146372.35
CCSM8516.33.9188533.02
GFDL4515.93.9182592.93
GFDL8518.44.1223273.58
HAD4514.13.7154792.48
HAD85153.7160742.58
GCM4516.53.3161252.58
GCM8518.63.5190853.06

Regional Summary Tree Tables

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 Interpretation Guide


Bald cypress is a narrowly distributed (2.9% of area), sparse, but of high importance species where it occurs in bottomlands. Though medium in model reliability, it shows an increase in suitable habitat, primarily up the eastern seaboard, and even more under the harsher RCP 8.5. Perhaps the species may not find suitable moist soil conditions everywhere, but we still give it a fair rating for capability to cope. SHIFT also indicates it appropriate for infilling when conditions allow, and SHIFT also models restricted northward movement up the eastern seaboard over the next 100 years.



Family:  Taxodiaceae

Guild: opportunistic, long-lived intermediate

Functional Lifeform: large deciduous conifer

3.9 0.38
-1.02 Model Reliability Medium

MODFACs
What traits will impact bald cypress's ability to adapt to climate change, and in what way?:

 Primary Positive Traits

Dispersal

 Primary Negative Traits

Fire topkill


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