Integrating evolutionary responses to improve predictions of species distributions using tree rings from European common gardens (COMMON-RING)


Patrick Fonti


Patrick Fonti
Yann Vitasse
Christian Rellstab

Spatial predictions of species distributions under future climate scenarios are key for tailoring efficient forest management that adapts the forests of today to meet the future demand of the society. A new generation of models bridges this gap by using tree-ring fitness-related and functional traits from common gardens to provide new insights into the sensitivity of populations to climate change across space and time.

COMMON-RING aims to provide spatially explicit predictions of species distributions under forthcoming climate change scenarios by integrating evolutionary responses derived from tree-ring, wood anatomical, and molecular genetic data collected from common gardens across Europe.