The hydroclimatic and ecophysiological basis of cloud forest distributions under current and projected climates.

@article{Oliveira2014TheHA,
  title={The hydroclimatic and ecophysiological basis of cloud forest distributions under current and projected climates.},
  author={Rafael S. Oliveira and Cleiton B. Eller and Paulo R L Bittencourt and Mark Mulligan},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2014},
  volume={113 6},
  pages={909-20}
}
BACKGROUND Tropical montane cloud forests (TMCFs) are characterized by a unique set of biological and hydroclimatic features, including frequent and/or persistent fog, cool temperatures, and high biodiversity and endemism. These forests are one of the most vulnerable ecosystems to climate change given their small geographic range, high endemism and dependence on a rare microclimatic envelope. The frequency of atmospheric water deficits for some TMCFs is likely to increase in the future, but the… CONTINUE READING