Climate change-induced background tree mortality is exacerbated towards the warm limits of the species ranges

Key message

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.

Keywords
Climate warming; Vulnerability; Temperate forests; Temperature warming; Tree species niche; Tree species shifts

Publication
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

Data and/or Code availability
The code is available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.

Handling Editor
Andreas Bolte

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