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red maple (Acer rubrum) Model Reliability: High Model Reliability High

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Current Distribution Maps for red maple

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>Current Forest Inventory and Analysis for red maple
Current Forest Inventory and Analysis

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Climate Change Scenario Maps Model Reliability High

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Hadley - High Scenario for red maple
HadleyCM3 – A1FI (High, "Harsh") Climate Scenario

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Ranked Maps of the Predictors Used in the Model

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Mean May-September precipitation (mm)
Mean May-September precipitation (mm)

Potential Changes in Abundance and Range (Future)

GCM SCENARIO % Area Occ Ave IV Sum IV Future/Current IV
Actual FIA 54.4 8.8 46,646 NA
Modelled Current 68.1 7.2 47,858 NA
GCM3Avg-Lo 68 5.6 36,922 0.77
GCM3Avg-Hi 69.3 4.5 30,285 0.63
PCM-Lo 69 6.2 41,486 0.87
PCM-Hi 71.6 5.4 37,650 0.79
GFDL-Lo 68.8 5.5 36,877 0.77
GFDL-Hi 71.3 4.7 32,741 0.68
Hadley-Lo 68.3 5.2 34,469 0.72
Hadley-Hi 69.7 4.2 28,275 0.59


This is an updated version of the Climate Change Tree Atlas. You can view the previous red maple page, or browse the previous Tree Atlas.

About red maple

Family:  Aceraceae

Guild: pioneer, spring-dispersed, moist-site tolerant

Functional Lifeform: medium-size deciduous tree

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Climate Change Adaptability

8.5 3.00
3.00 Model Reliability High

What traits will impact red maple's ability to adapt to climate change, and in what way?:

 Positive Traits

  • Seedling establishment
  • Environment habitat specificity
  • Edaphic specificity
  • Shade tolerance
  • Dispersal

 Negative Traits

  • None

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