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eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)

Model Reliability: Medium



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
Actual18.89.150249N/A
RFimp23.25.9405720.81
CCSM4547.65.3734481.81
CCSM8571.85.81221553.01
GFDL4570.55.71172992.89
GFDL8578.66.71542463.8
HAD4571.35.81219563.01
HAD8580.46.81598573.94
GCM4574.74.81042702.57
GCM8581.16.11454723.59

Regional Summary Tree Tables

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 Interpretation Guide


Eastern red cedar is widely distributed (19% of eastern US), densely occurring, and of high importance now and is presented to expand habitat substantially (large increase under both 4.5 and 8.5); because of its capacity to withstand drought and high temperatures, it should fare well even under RCP 8.5, and has a very good capability to cope. Because of its wide distribution currently, SHIFT shows abundant infilling and expansion as well within 100 years, though much of the new habitat in the north would not be colonized naturally within 100 years.



Family:  Cupressaceae

Guild: pioneer, dry-site intolerant

Functional Lifeform: small to medium-size evergreenconifer

3.9 0.56
-1.48 Model Reliability Medium

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

 Primary Positive Traits

Drought

 Primary Negative Traits

Fire topkill Shade tolerance Insect pests


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