An influence of the recent changes in temperature or rainfall was demonstrated, increasing background tree mortality rates for 2/3 of the 12 studied tree species. Climate change-induced tree mortality was exacerbated towards the warm or dry limits of the species ranges, suggesting in these areas a progressive replacement by more xeric species.
Climate warming; Vulnerability; Temperate forests; Temperature warming; Tree species niche; Tree species shifts
Taccoen, A., Piedallu, C., Seynave, I. et al. Climate change-induced background tree mortality is exacerbated towards the warm limits of the species ranges. Annals of Forest Science 79, 23 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-022-01142-y
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