Tree-to-tree interactions slow down Himalayan treeline shifts as inferred from tree spatial patterns

Shalik Ram Sigdel, Eryuan Liang, Yafeng Wang, Binod Dawadi & Jesús Julio Camarero
Aim: The spatial patterns of tree populations reflect multiple ecological processes. However, little is known whether these patterns mediate responses to climate in marginal tree populations as those forming alpine treelines. Harsh conditions at these ecotones imply the existence of positive interactions which should lead to tree clustering. In fact, densification in response to climate warming is more widely reported than upward shifts in most treelines. This suggests that more intense tree-to-tree interactions could buffer...
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