Skip to main content

Lund University Publications

LUND UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

Pervasive shifts in forest dynamics in a changing world

McDowell, Nate G. ; Allen, Craig D. ; Anderson-Teixeira, Kristina ; Aukema, Brian H. ; Bond-Lamberty, Ben ; Chini, Louise ; Clark, James S. ; Dietze, Michael ; Grossiord, Charlotte and Hanbury-Brown, Adam , et al. (2020) In Science 368(6494).
Abstract

Forest dynamics arise from the interplay of environmental drivers and disturbances with the demographic processes of recruitment, growth, and mortality, subsequently driving biomass and species composition. However, forest disturbances and subsequent recovery are shifting with global changes in climate and land use, altering these dynamics. Changes in environmental drivers, land use, and disturbance regimes are forcing forests toward younger, shorter stands. Rising carbon dioxide, acclimation, adaptation, and migration can influence these impacts. Recent developments in Earth system models support increasingly realistic simulations of vegetation dynamics. In parallel, emerging remote sensing datasets promise qualitatively new and more... (More)

Forest dynamics arise from the interplay of environmental drivers and disturbances with the demographic processes of recruitment, growth, and mortality, subsequently driving biomass and species composition. However, forest disturbances and subsequent recovery are shifting with global changes in climate and land use, altering these dynamics. Changes in environmental drivers, land use, and disturbance regimes are forcing forests toward younger, shorter stands. Rising carbon dioxide, acclimation, adaptation, and migration can influence these impacts. Recent developments in Earth system models support increasingly realistic simulations of vegetation dynamics. In parallel, emerging remote sensing datasets promise qualitatively new and more abundant data on the underlying processes and consequences for vegetation structure. When combined, these advances hold promise for improving the scientific understanding of changes in vegetation demographics and disturbances.

(Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; and , et al. (More)
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; and (Less)
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
in
Science
volume
368
issue
6494
article number
aaz9463
publisher
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
external identifiers
  • scopus:85085588401
  • pmid:32467364
ISSN
0036-8075
DOI
10.1126/science.aaz9463
language
English
LU publication?
no
id
e9071843-8e62-4fb5-81ea-d0ed79b895b4
date added to LUP
2020-11-19 21:58:20
date last changed
2024-06-14 02:53:33
@article{e9071843-8e62-4fb5-81ea-d0ed79b895b4,
  abstract     = {{<p>Forest dynamics arise from the interplay of environmental drivers and disturbances with the demographic processes of recruitment, growth, and mortality, subsequently driving biomass and species composition. However, forest disturbances and subsequent recovery are shifting with global changes in climate and land use, altering these dynamics. Changes in environmental drivers, land use, and disturbance regimes are forcing forests toward younger, shorter stands. Rising carbon dioxide, acclimation, adaptation, and migration can influence these impacts. Recent developments in Earth system models support increasingly realistic simulations of vegetation dynamics. In parallel, emerging remote sensing datasets promise qualitatively new and more abundant data on the underlying processes and consequences for vegetation structure. When combined, these advances hold promise for improving the scientific understanding of changes in vegetation demographics and disturbances.</p>}},
  author       = {{McDowell, Nate G. and Allen, Craig D. and Anderson-Teixeira, Kristina and Aukema, Brian H. and Bond-Lamberty, Ben and Chini, Louise and Clark, James S. and Dietze, Michael and Grossiord, Charlotte and Hanbury-Brown, Adam and Hurtt, George C. and Jackson, Robert B. and Johnson, Daniel J. and Kueppers, Lara and Lichstein, Jeremy W. and Ogle, Kiona and Poulter, Benjamin and Pugh, Thomas A.M. and Seidl, Rupert and Turner, Monica G. and Uriarte, Maria and Walker, Anthony P. and Xu, Chonggang}},
  issn         = {{0036-8075}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  month        = {{05}},
  number       = {{6494}},
  publisher    = {{American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)}},
  series       = {{Science}},
  title        = {{Pervasive shifts in forest dynamics in a changing world}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aaz9463}},
  doi          = {{10.1126/science.aaz9463}},
  volume       = {{368}},
  year         = {{2020}},
}