A complex landscape has both vulnerabilities and resilience to climate change

3 abril 2015

In Central Appalachia, changes in precipitation and temperatures are likely to reduce habitat suitability for some tree species, including iconic species such as American beech, eastern hemlock, eastern white pine, red spruce, and sugar maple. Species with ranges that extend largely to the south — such as eastern red cedar, post oak, and shortleaf pine – may have increases in suitable habitat and biomass as the region warms.