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pignut hickory (Carya glabra)

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
Actual19.53.922356N/A
RFimp26.22.5194440.87
CCSM4538.52.2245801.26
CCSM8547.32279911.44
GFDL4548.12284191.46
GFDL8555.21.9303471.56
HAD4542.71.9240201.24
HAD8548.21.9264201.36
GCM4549.91.8256751.32
GCM8558.21.7282571.45

Regional Summary Tree Tables

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 Interpretation Guide


Pignut hickory is a common and widely distributed (15.8% of area) species across much of the eastern US, especially the middle latitudes. It has relatively low IV but is commonly found on FIA plots. Our models of moderate reliability suggest a small increase in habitat may occur under climate change, including into the far north (primarily under RCP 8.5). The SHIFT model, however, limits natural migration from reaching those northerly zones within 100 years. Rated as moderately adaptable, its current abundance pushes its overall capability to cope with a changing climate as fair (4.5) to good (8.5).



Family:  Juglandaceae

Guild: persistent, large-seeded, advance growthdependent

Functional Lifeform: medium-size to large deciduous tree

4.7 0.22
0.40 Model Reliability Medium

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

 Primary Positive Traits

Environment habitat specificity

 Primary Negative Traits

Insect pests Drought


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