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Assessing potential impacts of climatic change on subalpine forests on the eastern Tibetan Plateau
Wang Xiaodan; Cheng Genwei; Zhong Xianghao
Corresponding AuthorWang, XD(王小丹)
2011
Source PublicationCLIMATIC CHANGE
ISSN0165-0009
EISSN1573-1480
Volume108Issue:1-2Pages:225-241
SubtypeArticle
AbstractForest gap models have been used widely in the study of forest dynamics, including predicting long-term succession patterns and assessing the potential impacts of climate change on forest structure and composition. However, little effort is devoted to predict forest dynamics in the high elevation areas, although they have the sensitive response to global climate change. In the present study, based on a modified height-diameter function, we developed a new version (FAREAST-GFSM) of the forest patch model, FAREAST for simulating the changes of subalpine forests. The observed data from the Gongga Mt. Alpine Station were also used to test model precision. With the improved performance of FAREAST-GFSM, we explored the impact of three warming scenarios on subalpine forest on the eastern Tibetan plateau within a 100-year period. The study result indicates that the effects of climate change were evident on subalpine forests in the high elevation areas. The response of different species to the warming climate might eventually transform the subalpine Abies fabric forest into Betula utilis forest similar to that which is now widely distributed in the eastern Tibetan Plateau mountainous areas with the relatively lower elevation. Subalpine forests could move to higher and colder areas, which are currently tundra.
KeywordGap Models Species Composition Mountain Forests Stand Structure European Alps Patch Model Vegetation Treeline Dynamics China
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine ; Physical Sciences
DOI10.1007/s10584-010-0008-2
WOS Subject ExtendedEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
Indexed BySCI
WOS KeywordGAP MODELS ; SPECIES COMPOSITION ; MOUNTAIN FORESTS ; STAND STRUCTURE ; EUROPEAN ALPS ; PATCH MODEL ; VEGETATION ; TREELINE ; DYNAMICS ; CHINA
Language英语
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WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000294464000012
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China(40871013) ; National Key Technology R&D Program of China(2007BAC06B08) ; Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/5488
Collection山地表生过程与生态调控重点实验室
AffiliationChinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Mt Environm Evolvement & Regulat, Inst Mt Hazards & Environm, Chengdu 610041, Peoples R China
First Author Affilication中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
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Wang Xiaodan,Cheng Genwei,Zhong Xianghao. Assessing potential impacts of climatic change on subalpine forests on the eastern Tibetan Plateau[J]. CLIMATIC CHANGE,2011,108(1-2):225-241.
APA Wang Xiaodan,Cheng Genwei,&Zhong Xianghao.(2011).Assessing potential impacts of climatic change on subalpine forests on the eastern Tibetan Plateau.CLIMATIC CHANGE,108(1-2),225-241.
MLA Wang Xiaodan,et al."Assessing potential impacts of climatic change on subalpine forests on the eastern Tibetan Plateau".CLIMATIC CHANGE 108.1-2(2011):225-241.
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