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yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Model Reliability: High



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
Actual23.29.363691N/A
RFimp32.16.4602940.95
CCSM4539.44.7541470.9
CCSM8545.33.7497090.82
GFDL4548.63.7522380.87
GFDL8553.93.1492810.82
HAD45393.4393170.65
HAD8543.13.1391740.65
GCM45503.3485700.81
GCM85572.8460620.76

Regional Summary Tree Tables

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 Interpretation Guide


Yellow poplar is widely distributed (18.2% of area), dense, with high average IV, and abundant across the eastern portion of the US. Our highly reliable model suggests a small decrease in total habitat but expansion of area occupied substantially northward (especially under RCP 8.5). However, the SHIFT model largely limits those northern locations from being naturally colonized within 100 years, though a fairly large northward expansion has some possibility. Despite its potential slight reduction in habitat suitability within its occupied zone, its expansion of area, abundance, and high adaptability yield an overall capability of good for this species.



Family:  Magnoliaceae

Guild: opportunistic, long-lived intermediate

Functional Lifeform: large deciduous tree

5.3 0.13
1.26 Model Reliability High

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

 Primary Positive Traits

Seedling establishment Dispersal Environment habitat specificity

 Primary Negative Traits


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