Journal article

Climatic niche models and their consensus projections for future climates for four major forest tree species in the Asia-Pacific region

Tongli Wang, Guangyu Wang, John Innes, Craig Nitschke, Haijun Kang

Forest Ecology and Management | ELSEVIER | Published : 2016

Abstract

Modeling and mapping the climatic niches of forest tree species and projecting their potential shift in geographic distribution under future climates are essential steps in assessing the impact of climate change on forests and in developing adaptive forest management strategies. It is particularly important for selecting suitable tree species to match future climates for afforestation and restoration of forest ecosystems. Large scale afforestation and reforestation projects have occurred or planned in Asia–Pacific region; however, the direct impact of climate change has not been widely considered. This has been at least partially due to the lack of availability of robust inventory data on fo..

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Grants

Awarded by research grant named "Adaptation of Asia-Pacific Forests to Climate Change" - Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation


Funding Acknowledgements

This research is supported by a research grant named "Adaptation of Asia-Pacific Forests to Climate Change" (Project #APFNet/201OIPPFIOO I) funded by the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation.