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water oak (Quercus nigra)

Model Reliability: High

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

Water oak is widely distributed (16.8% of area), dense, high IV and common species across the southern portion of the study region. Its highly reliable model predicts a large increase and expansion of habitat northward, especially under RCP 8.5. However, the SHIFT model largely limits those new habitat locations from being naturally colonized within 100 years, though some northward expansion has possibility, and a narrow band northward has quite high migration potentials. Moderately adaptable, its abundance and increase in habitat dictate a very good capability for this species to cope with the changing climate. SHIFT also recognizes this species as a very good infill species.

Family:  Fagaceae

Guild: persistent, large-seeded, advance growthdependent

Functional Lifeform: medium-size to large deciduousor semievergreen tree

3.7 -0.17
-0.59 Model Reliability High

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

 Primary Positive Traits

Temperature gradient

 Primary Negative Traits

Fire topkill Shade tolerance

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