Contrasting responses to climate change at Himalayan treelines revealed by population demographics of two dominant species

Kumar Mainali, Bharat Shrestha, Ravi Sharma, Arjun Adhikari, Eliezer Gurarie, Michael Singer & Camille Parmesan
Alpine treelines are expected to shift upward due to recent climate change. However, interpretation of changes in montane systems has been problematic because effects of climate change are frequently confounded with those of land use changes. The eastern Himalaya, particularly Langtang National Park, Central Nepal, has been relatively undisturbed for centuries and thus presents an opportunity for studying climate change impacts on alpine treeline uncontaminated by potential confounding factors. We studied two dominant species, Abies...

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