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black oak (Quercus velutina)

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

Black oak is a widely distributed (19.8% of area), dense, high IV, and abundant species across the central 2/3 portion of the eastern US. Its highly reliable model predicts an increase in habitat, increasing its range up to the Canadian border across most of the eastern US. 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. Its adaptability is rated as medium. Its overall capability rating to cope with a changing climate is very good, and SHIFT indicates it to be a very good infill species.

Family:  Fagaceae

Guild: persistent, large-seeded, advance growthdependent

Functional Lifeform: medium-size to large deciduous tree

4.9 0.51
0.42 Model Reliability High

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

 Primary Positive Traits

Drought Environment habitat specificity

 Primary Negative Traits

Insect pests Disease

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