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Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana)

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
Actual89.221613N/A
RFimp10.86.1192150.89
CCSM4515.24178090.93
CCSM8516.43.8184550.96
GFDL45163.7175010.91
GFDL8518.63.6194781.01
HAD45143.7150570.78
HAD8517.83.5183980.96
GCM4518.53.1167890.87
GCM8521.53187800.98

Regional Summary Tree Tables

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 Interpretation Guide


Virginia pine is narrowly distributed (6.0% of area), dense and highly important, middle continent pine with moderate adaptability, high abundance, and high model reliability. The model shows a very slight decrease in habitat, and only under RCP 4.5. Because of its common abundance and mid-adaptability rating, we class this species with a fair capability to cope with a changing climate. SHIFT does present the species as a decent species for infilling, and suggests that the newly suitable habitat in New England (under RCP 8.5) is not likely to get naturally colonized over the next 100 years.



Family:  Pinaceae

Guild: pioneer, dry-site intolerant

Functional Lifeform: small to medium-size evergreentree

3.8 0.10
-0.81 Model Reliability High

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

 Primary Positive Traits

 Primary Negative Traits

Shade tolerance


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