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live oak (Quercus virginiana)

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

Live oak has a narrow distribution (4.9% of area), dense, and high in IV (FIAiv=19.0, fifth highest of all species); it is of common abundance across the extreme southern portion of the US. Its highly reliable model predicts, similar to other species abundant in the southwestern portion of the study region (e.g., post oak, winged elm), a surprisingly large increase in suitable habitat, especially under RCP 8.5. However, the SHIFT model dramatically limits those new habitat locations from being naturally colonized within 100 years, though some natural expansion northward could be quite likely. It is rated as medium adaptable and its overall capability is good (RCP 4.5) to very good (RCP 8.5).

Family:  Fragaceae

Guild:  persistent, large seeded, fast growing

Functional Lifeform:  shrubby to medium to large evergreen tree

5 0.93
0.03 Model Reliability High

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

 Primary Positive Traits

 Primary Negative Traits

Disease Fire topkill

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