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Atlantic white-cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides)

Model Reliability: Low



Current Forest Inventory and Analysis under Current Conditions
Current Forest Inventory and Analysis under Current Conditions
(DISTRIB-II + SHIFT)
HQCL Legend Help
Importance Value
GCM SCENARIO % Area Occ Ave IV Sum IV Future/Current IV
Actual0.38.6831N/A
RFimp0.43.94980.6
CCSM451.51.67241.45
CCSM851.62.19421.89
GFDL452.11.911872.38
GFDL851.52.19641.94
HAD450.92.36011.21
HAD850.42.83360.67
GCM452.51.28371.68
GCM851.91.47481.5

Regional Summary Tree Tables

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 Interpretation Guide


Atlantic white cedar is quite rare (0.3% of eastern US) and sparse (though highly important where it occurs) along the Gulf and MidAtlantic coasts and its model reliability is low with low adaptability, so we score overall capability as very poor even though habitat was modeled to stay the same. The model presents new habitat appearing far inland (West Virginia) which has not possibility of getting colonized naturally according to SHIFT.



Family:  Cupressanceae

Guild:  pioneer, moist site, shade tolerant

Functional Lifeform:  medium sized evergreen tree

3 -0.61
-1.21 Model Reliability Low

MODFACs
What traits will impact Atlantic white-cedar's ability to adapt to climate change, and in what way?:

 Primary Positive Traits

Dispersal

 Primary Negative Traits

Fire topkill Drought Environment habitat specificity


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