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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Natural Migration Rates of Trees: Global Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Implications.|
|Author||Solomon, A. M. ;|
|CORP Author||National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Corvallis, OR.|
|Additional Subjects||Forests ; Carbon cycle ; Terrestrial ecosystems ; Forest management ; Seeds ; Seedlings ; Succession ; Transport ; Plant growth ; Growth rates ; Spatial distribution ; Climate change ; Greenhouse gases ; Reprints ; Carbon budget ; Carbon sequestration|
The paper discusses the forest-ecological processes which constrain the rate of response by forests to rapid future environmental change. It establishes a minimum response time by natural tree populations which invade alien landscapes and reach the status of a mature, closed canopy forest when maximum carbon storage is realized. It considers rare long-distance and frequent short-distance seed transport, seedling and tree establishment, sequential tree and stand maturation, and spread between newly established colonies.