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yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis)

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
Actual10.55.817721N/A
RFimp13.24.3165630.93
CCSM4516.62.9139760.84
CCSM8515.52.6120500.73
GFDL4515.72.6121390.73
GFDL8515.82.4113930.69
HAD4515.32.8125790.76
HAD8515.62.5114450.69
GCM4517.42.5129160.78
GCM8516.62.4116380.7

Regional Summary Tree Tables

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 Interpretation Guide


Yellow birch is narrowly distributed (7.6% of area), dense, and with low IV across the NE and upper Midwest. The reliable model suggests a slight decrease but still classed as 'No change' under either scenario. With moderate adaptability, this species scores a fair capability to cope with a changing climate. SHIFT shows moderate infill.



Family:  Betulaceae

Guild: opportunistic, long-lived intermediate

Functional Lifeform: medium-size to large deciduous tree

3.4 -1.38
-0.03 Model Reliability High

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

 Primary Positive Traits

Dispersal

 Primary Negative Traits

Fire topkill Insect pests Disease


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