Here we aim to understand the response of broadleaved tree species distribution in relation to climate change. Have species already started to expand their latitudinal distribution northward? What is the gap between the realized and potential distribution?
The overall aim of this PhD project is to answer questions related to how southern and northern forest understory species are affected simultaneously by climate and land use (forestry) changes, and how forest microclimate influences these dynamics.
Financed by Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University.
In this PhD project we measure, model and map forest microclimate and investigate how microclimate affects species range margins. Can northern species survive in microrefugia? What role plays forest management in shaping microclimate and range shifts?