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Forest microclimate dynamics drive plant responses to warming

(2020) SCIENCE. 368(6492). p.772-775
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Climate warming is causing a shift in biological communities in favor of warm-affinity species (i.e., thermophilization). Species responses often lag behind climate warming, but the reasons for such lags remain largely unknown. Here, we analyzed multidecadal understory microclimate dynamics in European forests and show that thermophilization and the climatic lag in forest plant communities are primarily controlled by microclimate. Increasing tree canopy cover reduces warming rates inside forests, but loss of canopy cover leads to increased local heat that exacerbates the disequilibrium between community responses and climate change. Reciprocal effects between plants and microclimates are key to understanding the response of forest biodiversity and functioning to climate and land-use changes.
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Multidisciplinary, CLIMATE-CHANGE, VULNERABILITY, VEGETATION, MARINE, FUTURE

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Zellweger, Florian, et al. “Forest Microclimate Dynamics Drive Plant Responses to Warming.” SCIENCE, vol. 368, no. 6492, 2020, pp. 772–75, doi:10.1126/science.aba6880.
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Zellweger, F., De Frenne, P., Lenoir, J., Vangansbeke, P., Verheyen, K., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., … Coomes, D. (2020). Forest microclimate dynamics drive plant responses to warming. SCIENCE, 368(6492), 772–775. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aba6880
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Zellweger, Florian, Pieter De Frenne, Jonathan Lenoir, Pieter Vangansbeke, Kris Verheyen, Markus Bernhardt-Römermann, Lander Baeten, et al. 2020. “Forest Microclimate Dynamics Drive Plant Responses to Warming.” SCIENCE 368 (6492): 772–75. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aba6880.
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Zellweger, Florian, Pieter De Frenne, Jonathan Lenoir, Pieter Vangansbeke, Kris Verheyen, Markus Bernhardt-Römermann, Lander Baeten, Radim Hédl, Imre Berki, Jörg Brunet, Hans Van Calster, Markéta Chudomelová, Guillaume Decocq, Thomas Dirnböck, Tomasz Durak, Thilo Heinken, Bogdan Jaroszewicz, Martin Kopecký, František Máliš, Martin Macek, Marek Malicki, Tobias Naaf, Thomas A. Nagel, Adrienne Ortmann-Ajkai, Petr Petřík, Remigiusz Pielech, Kamila Reczyńska, Wolfgang Schmidt, Tibor Standovár, Krzysztof Świerkosz, Balázs Teleki, Ondřej Vild, Monika Wulf, and David Coomes. 2020. “Forest Microclimate Dynamics Drive Plant Responses to Warming.” SCIENCE 368 (6492): 772–775. doi:10.1126/science.aba6880.
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Zellweger F, De Frenne P, Lenoir J, Vangansbeke P, Verheyen K, Bernhardt-Römermann M, et al. Forest microclimate dynamics drive plant responses to warming. SCIENCE. 2020;368(6492):772–5.
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F. Zellweger et al., “Forest microclimate dynamics drive plant responses to warming,” SCIENCE, vol. 368, no. 6492, pp. 772–775, 2020.
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  abstract     = {Climate warming is causing a shift in biological communities in favor of warm-affinity species (i.e., thermophilization). Species responses often lag behind climate warming, but the reasons for such lags remain largely unknown. Here, we analyzed multidecadal understory microclimate dynamics in European forests and show that thermophilization and the climatic lag in forest plant communities are primarily controlled by microclimate. Increasing tree canopy cover reduces warming rates inside forests, but loss of canopy cover leads to increased local heat that exacerbates the disequilibrium between community responses and climate change. Reciprocal effects between plants and microclimates are key to understanding the response of forest biodiversity and functioning to climate and land-use changes.},
  author       = {Zellweger, Florian and De Frenne, Pieter and Lenoir, Jonathan and Vangansbeke, Pieter and Verheyen, Kris and Bernhardt-Römermann, Markus and Baeten, Lander and Hédl, Radim and Berki, Imre and Brunet, Jörg and Van Calster, Hans and Chudomelová, Markéta and Decocq, Guillaume and Dirnböck, Thomas and Durak, Tomasz and Heinken, Thilo and Jaroszewicz, Bogdan and Kopecký, Martin and Máliš, František and Macek, Martin and Malicki, Marek and Naaf, Tobias and Nagel, Thomas A. and Ortmann-Ajkai, Adrienne and Petřík, Petr and Pielech, Remigiusz and Reczyńska, Kamila and Schmidt, Wolfgang and Standovár, Tibor and Świerkosz, Krzysztof and Teleki, Balázs and Vild, Ondřej and Wulf, Monika and Coomes, David},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6492},
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  title        = {Forest microclimate dynamics drive plant responses to warming},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aba6880},
  volume       = {368},
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