Climate Change and Forest Herbs of Temperate Deciduous Forests

Jesse Bellemare, David A. Moeller

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This chapter reviews what is known about the long-term, large-scale range dynamics of forest herbs in response to past climate change. It presents a new biogeographic analysis investigating how contemporary distribution and diversity patterns among a subset of rare forest herbs may relate to these past climate dynamics. It also discusses how forest herb species may be affected by contemporary climate change and considers options for species conservation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780190267865
ISBN (Print)9780199837656
StatePublished - Apr 3 2014


  • Biogeographic analysis
  • Climate change
  • Forest dynamics
  • Herb layer
  • Species conservation

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