The comparison of environmental changes effects on growth rate of tree species at different latitudes

Project Overview
Project Abstract: 
Forest trees are exposed to complex environmental stresses and sustained deviation from optimal range can potentially alter tree growth and recruitment. With intensified climate anomalies, it is expected that forest dynamics will change. Current methods used to predict how tree species respond to climate changes use correlative approaches based on their distributions and the associated climate is not spatially accurate enough. In order to make more reliable forecasts of future forest dynamics with finer spatial and temporal resolution, this study aims to identify and quantify the effects of environmental changes at various latitudes on the growth rate of co-occurring tree species.
Investigator Info
Funding agency: 
UMBS
Years research project active: 
2019 to 2020