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silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

Model Reliability: Low



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
Actual3.414.814905N/A
RFimp5.2691170.61
CCSM4512.44.6166831.83
CCSM8516.44.5218292.39
GFDL4518.44.4240132.63
GFDL8522.74.2277203.04
HAD4516.34.6222412.44
HAD8518.44.1221702.43
GCM4519.43.7210032.3
GCM8523.73.4239352.63

Regional Summary Tree Tables

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 Interpretation Guide


Silver maple is narrowly distributed (4.9% of area), sparse but with high IV in certain lowland habitats in the Midwest, and our rather low reliable model expands its habitat greatly within that region. Though over-exaggerated in its potential new habitat (the SHIFT model does not indicate all new habitat can be colonized within 100 years), its current abundance and adaptability yield a good capacity to cope under a changing climate. It is also highly rated by SHIFT to be an infill species.



Family:  Aceraceae

Guild: pioneer, spring-dispersed, moist-site tolerant

Functional Lifeform: large deciduous tree

5.6 0.13
1.63 Model Reliability Low

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

 Primary Positive Traits

Dispersal Seedling establishment Shade tolerance

 Primary Negative Traits

Drought Fire topkill


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