(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Forest composition : more altered by future climate change than by Euro-American settlement in western New York and Pennsylvania ?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LARSEN C.P.S. (1) ; KRONENFELD B.J. (2) ; WANG Y.-C. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, State Univ. of New York, Buffalo, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dep. of Geology/Geography, Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Dep. of geography, National Univ., Singapore, SINGAPOUR


The amount of forest compositional change that occurred due to Euro-American settlement over the past two centuries is compared with changes simulated to occur in the future under 2X and 3.5X atmospheric CO2 scenarios. The comparison employs data from presettlement land survey records, modern forest inventory data, and future predictions from niche-based species distribution models. Comparisons are made in 4 independent study areas in western Pennsylvania and New York. The similar results across the 4 study areas disagree with previous pollen-based estimates that suggested a greater relative influence of a 2X CO2 climate change, but do indicate that a 3.5X CO2 climate change may cause greater changes in forest composition than has already occurred due to anthropogenic impacts


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 33, no1 [pp. 3-20]

Bibliographic references : 45 ref.

Collation : 1 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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