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chinkapin oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)

Model Reliability: Medium



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
Actual4.94.56460N/A
RFimp6.42.547490.74
CCSM4512.41.656561.19
CCSM8514.41.562111.31
GFDL4516.71.679231.67
GFDL8520.61.592661.95
HAD4515.11.564261.35
HAD8516.41.362471.32
GCM45191.266681.4
GCM85221.172421.52

Regional Summary Tree Tables

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 Interpretation Guide


Chinkapin oak is a narrowly distributed (5.1% of area), sparse, low IV, but common species in the west-central portion of the eastern US. The medium reliability model suggests 'No change' in overall habitat quantity but it does suggest some northward expansion of its range, especially under RCP 8.5. However, the SHIFT model largely limits those new habitat locations from being naturally colonized within 100 years, though some expansion into this region has possibility. It is moderately adaptable to a changing climate, with an overall capability rating of fair.



Family:  Fagaceae

Guild: persistent, large-seeded, advance growthdependent

Functional Lifeform: medium-size to large deciduous tree

4.8 1.18
-0.66 Model Reliability Medium

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

 Primary Positive Traits

Temperature gradient

 Primary Negative Traits


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