Sep 21, 2012

Biome Redistribution Under Climate Change

The boreal forest in all models retreats towards or into Canada. Prairie expands to the eastern borders of Minnesota and into Wisconsin. Desert expands into Texas and/or shrub lands move West. Savannah and grasslands take over large portions of the South East as the large mixed forest is fractured. South West desert lands expand north and east.

See the entire report from 2000.   http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/21425

Ref: Bachelet, Dominique ; Neilson, Ronald P.  2000.  Biome redistribution under climate change.   In: Joyce, Linda A.; Birdsey, Richard, technical editors. 2000. The impact of climate change on America's forests: a technical document supporting the 2000 USDA Forest Service RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-59. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 18-44.

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