Are treelines advancing? A global meta-analysis of treeline response to climate warming.

  title={Are treelines advancing? A global meta-analysis of treeline response to climate warming.},
  author={Melanie A. Harsch and Philip E. Hulme and M S Mcglone and Richard P Duncan},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  volume={12 10},
Treelines are temperature sensitive transition zones that are expected to respond to climate warming by advancing beyond their current position. Response to climate warming over the last century, however, has been mixed, with some treelines showing evidence of recruitment at higher altitudes and/or latitudes (advance) whereas others reveal no marked change in the upper limit of tree establishment. To explore this variation, we analysed a global dataset of 166 sites for which treeline dynamics… CONTINUE READING
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