Field Evidence of Colonisation by Holm Oak, at the Northern Margin of Its Distribution Range, during the Anthropocene Period

@inproceedings{Delzon2013FieldEO,
  title={Field Evidence of Colonisation by Holm Oak, at the Northern Margin of Its Distribution Range, during the Anthropocene Period},
  author={Sylvain Delzon and Morgane Urli and Jean-Charles Samalens and Jean-Baptiste Lamy and Heike Lischke and Fabrice Sin and Niklaus E. Zimmermann and Annabel Jos{\'e}e Port{\'e}},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
A major unknown in the context of current climate change is the extent to which populations of slowly migrating species, such as trees, will track shifting climates. Niche modelling generally predicts substantial northward shifts of suitable habitats. There is therefore an urgent need for field-based forest observations to corroborate these extensive model simulations. We used forest inventory data providing presence/absence information from just over a century (1880-2010) for a Mediterranean… CONTINUE READING