Assessing the potential for urban trees to facilitate forest tree migration in the eastern United StatesAuthor(s): C.J. Woodall; D.J. Nowak; G.C. Liknes; J.A. Westfall
Source: Forest Ecology and Managment. 259: 1447-1454.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (615.12 KB)
Latitudinal shifts in tree species distributions are a potential impact of climate change on forest ecosystems. It has been hypothesized that some tree species may become extirpated as climate change effects may exceed their migration ability. The goal of this study was to compare tree species compositions in northern urban areas to tree compositions in forestland areas in the eastern U.S. as an indicator of the potential for urban trees to facilitate future forest tree species migration. Results indicated that a number of tree species native to eastern U.S. forests of southern latitudes are currently present in northern urban forests.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationWoodall, C.J.; Nowak, D.J.; Liknes, G.C.; Westfall, J.A. 2010. Assessing the potential for urban trees to facilitate forest tree migration in the eastern United States. Forest Ecology and Managment. 259: 1447-1454.
Keywordsclimate change, urban, facilitated migration, assisted migration, eastern United States, forest ecosystems
- Tree migration detection through comparisons of historic and current forest inventories
- Simulated effects of climate change, fragmentation, and inter-specific competition on tree species migration in northern Wisconsin, USA
- Projected tree species redistribution under climate change: Implications for ecosystem vulnerability across protected areas in the eastern United States
XML: View XML