Disequilibrium vegetation dynamics under future climate change.

  title={Disequilibrium vegetation dynamics under future climate change.},
  author={Jens-Christian Svenning and B. Sandel},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  volume={100 7},
  • Jens-Christian Svenning, B. Sandel
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of botany
  • PREMISE OF THE STUDY Near-future climate changes are likely to elicit major vegetation changes. Disequilibrium dynamics, which occur when vegetation comes out of equilibrium with climate, are potentially a key facet of these. Understanding these dynamics is crucial for making accurate predictions, informing conservation planning, and understanding likely changes in ecosystem function on time scales relevant to society. However, many predictive studies have instead focused on equilibrium end… CONTINUE READING
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