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American beech (Fagus grandifolia)

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
Actual20.16.136003N/A
RFimp25.74.3325720.9
CCSM4545.92.8373591.15
CCSM8553.32.8433631.33
GFDL4553.92.7430061.32
GFDL85572.6438981.35
HAD4545.62.7362171.11
HAD8542.42.7333861.03
GCM4556.12.4388861.19
GCM8560.32.3402351.24

Regional Summary Tree Tables

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 Interpretation Guide


American beech is an widely distributed (15.6% of area), dense, high IV, and abundant species across the eastern half of the eastern US, and has a highly reliable model suggesting not much change in habitat but some new habitat appearing into the Northwoods. The SHIFT model, however, limits that natural migration within 100 years. Its adaptability is medium yielding an overall capability rating of good.



Family:  Fagaceae

Guild: persistent, slow-growing understory tolerant

Functional Lifeform: medium-size to large deciduous tree

3.6 -1.14
0.03 Model Reliability High

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

 Primary Positive Traits

Shade tolerance

 Primary Negative Traits

Insect pests Fire topkill


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