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- Macias-Fauria, Marc; Johnson, Edward A.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2013 v.110 no.20 pp. 8117-8122
- forests; global warming; habitats; land cover; landscapes; plant growth; temperature; treeline; trees; Rocky Mountain region
- ... Forests are expected to expand into alpine areas because of climate warming, causing land-cover change and fragmentation of alpine habitats. However, this expansion will only occur if the present upper treeline is limited by low-growing season temperatures that reduce plant growth. This temperature limitation has not been quantified at a landscape scale. Here, we show that temperature alone cannot ...
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