Potential Changes in the Distributions of Western North America Tree and Shrub Taxa under Future Climate Scenarios

@article{Shafer2001PotentialCI,
  title={Potential Changes in the Distributions of Western North America Tree and Shrub Taxa under Future Climate Scenarios},
  author={S. Shafer and P. Bartlein and R. S. Thompson},
  journal={Ecosystems},
  year={2001},
  volume={4},
  pages={200-215}
}
Increases in atmospheric greenhouse gases are driving significant changes in global climate. To project potential vegetation response to future climate change, this study uses response surfaces to describe the relationship between bioclimatic variables and the distribution of tree and shrub taxa in western North America. The response surfaces illustrate the probability of the occurrence of a taxon at particular points in climate space. Climate space was defined using three bioclimatic variables… Expand
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