[MCN] Chuck Jonkel earned his master's studying the marten

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Fri Apr 14 21:52:20 EDT 2017

In a warming climate, species are expected to move northward in latitude and upward in elevation. This is indeed the case with marten on the Kenai Peninsula.

Kenai Peninsula Online	 

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2017-04-13/refuge-notebook-american-marten-kenai-are-climate-change-winners <http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2017-04-13/refuge-notebook-american-marten-kenai-are-climate-change-winners>

"For widespread species such as lodgepole pine, a 3C temperature increase would increase growth in the 
northern part of its range, decrease growth in the middle, and decimate southern forests (Rehfeldt et al., 2001)."

Cited in Field, C.B., L.D. Mortsch,, M. Brklacich, D.L.”North America. Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.” 
Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 
M.L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P. Palutikof, P.J. van der Linden and C.E. Hanson, Eds., Cambridge University Press
“Serious thresholds are crossed when forests convert to vegetation types without trees and, as a result, lose valued forest ecosystem services. ”
Constance I. Millar and Nathan L. Stephenson. Temperate forest health in an era of emerging megadisturbance. Science  21 August 2015
"For example, a study modeling changes in one basin in Glacier National Park predicts …. area now covered by forests of all types will decline 
after the middle of the century, replaced partly by grasslands, which are not now present (Hall and Fagre 2003).”

Cited in Rocky Mountain Forests at Risk <<http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2014/09/Rocky-Mountain-Forests-at-Risk-Full-Report.pdf>>


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