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loblolly pine (Pinus taeda)

Model Reliability: High



Current Forest Inventory and Analysis under Current Conditions
Current Forest Inventory and Analysis under Current Conditions
(DISTRIB-II + SHIFT)
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Importance Value
GCM SCENARIO % Area Occ Ave IV Sum IV Future/Current IV
Actual26.235.7274461N/A
RFimp32292722970.99
CCSM454524.63252411.19
CCSM855422.43548641.3
GFDL4552.822.63504561.29
GFDL8565.6203856971.42
HAD4551.721.53266651.2
HAD8564.218.63509081.29
GCM4553.821.13341211.23
GCM8566.818.53638361.34

Regional Summary Tree Tables

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 Interpretation Guide


Loblolly pine is a widely distributed (19.8% of area), dense, and highly important (higher cumulative importance value, FIAsum, than any other eastern species, and second with respect to average importance where it is found) southern pine with a highly reliable model suggesting expansion northward. It is moderately adapted to a changing climate, but is so abundant that its overall capability rating is good. Futhermore, SHIFT identifies it as a very good infill species, but SHIFT also models a restriction in its northward migration potential over 100 years, especially under RCP 8.5.



Family:  Pinaceae

Guild: pioneer, dry/mesic intolerant

Functional Lifeform: large evergreen conifer

3.4 -0.51
-0.66 Model Reliability High

MODFACs
What traits will impact loblolly pine's ability to adapt to climate change, and in what way?:

 Primary Positive Traits

Environment habitat specificity

 Primary Negative Traits

Insect pests Drought Shade tolerance


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