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The rate of future climate change is likely to exceed the migration rates of most plant species. The replacement of dominant species by locally rare species may require decades, and extinctions may occur when plant species cannot migrate fast enough to escape the consequences of climate change.…
Author(s): Ronald P. Neilson, Louis F. Pitelka, Allen M. Solomon, Ran Nathan, Guy F. Midgley, Jóse M. Fragoso, Heike Lischke, Ken Thompson
Keywords: climate change, dispersal, migration, long-distance dispersal, dynamic global vegetation models
Source: Bioscience. 55(9): 749-759
Year: 2005
Understanding landscape vegetation dynamics often involves the use of scientifically-based modeling tools that are capable of testing alternative management scenarios given complex ecological, management, and social conditions. State-and-transition simulation model (STSM) frameworks and software…
Author(s): Becky K. Kerns, Miles A. Hemstrom, David Conklin, Gabriel I. Yospin, Bart Johnson, Dominique Bachelet, Scott Bridgham
Keywords: climate change, coupled models, dynamic global vegetation models, state-and-transition simulation model, vegetation dynamics
Source: In: Kerns, Becky K.; Shlisky, Ayn J.; Daniel, Colin J., tech. eds. Proceedings of the First Landscape State-and-Transition Simulation Modeling Conference, June 14–16, 2011, Portland, Oregon. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-869. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 161-172.
Year: 2012