Climate Change Impacts on California Vegetation: Physiology, Life History, and Ecosystem Change
Dominant plant species mediate many ecosystem services, including carbon storage, soil retention, and water cycling. One of the uncertainties with climate change effects on terrestrial ecosystems is understanding where transitions in dominant vegetation, often termed state change, will occur.
Author(s): William K. Cornwell, Stephanie A. Stuart, Aaron Ramirez, Christopher R. Dolanc, James H. Thorne, David Ackerly
CIEE Program: Climate Change
Document Type: White Papers
Filename: Climate Change Impacts on California Vegetation.pdf
Publisher: California Energy Commission
Year Published: 2012