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eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Model Reliability: Low

Current Forest Inventory and Analysis under Current Conditions
Current Forest Inventory and Analysis under Current Conditions
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Importance Value
GCM SCENARIO % Area Occ Ave IV Sum IV Future/Current IV

Regional Summary Tree Tables

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 Interpretation Guide

Eastern cottonwood is a narrowly distributed (5.0% of area), sparse, but high IV species, fairly common and scattered across the east central portion of the study region. The low reliable model suggests a potential for increased habitat to the northwest quadrant of the eastern US, especially under RCP 8.5 (though still classed as 'No change' because it only occupies 5% of the eastern US). However, the SHIFT model largely limits those new suitable locations from being naturally colonized within 100 years, though some expansion has possibility. Its adaptability is moderate, and the overall rating for the species in capability to cope with climate change is fair. SHIFT does classify this species as a decent species for infilling should conditions be appropriate.

Family:  Salicaceae

Guild: pioneer, moist-site intolerant

Functional Lifeform: large deciduous tree

3.9 0.22
-0.75 Model Reliability Low

What traits will impact eastern cottonwood's ability to adapt to climate change, and in what way?:

 Primary Positive Traits

Temperature gradient

 Primary Negative Traits

Insect pests Shade tolerance Disease Fire topkill

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