Based on your analyses, what type of climate habitat does your tree live in currently?

Biology

  1. What is the geographic distribution of your trees?
  • Based on your analyses, what is the range of your trees?
  • Compare this to the Plants USDA map and discuss any differences.

2.What is the climate niche of your trees?

  • Based on your analyses, what type of climate habitat does your tree live in currently?
  1. What do you predict will happen?
  • Make a prediction about how you think climate change will affect the distribution of your trees in Minnesota

4.Present your results 1

  • Show the change in suitable habitat in for your two trees
  • You can choose to show Minnesota or North American maps, depending on what you think is more interesting.

5.Present your results 2

  • Show the change in net % habitat availability and % loss of current habitat for your two trees
  1. Conclusions, Part 1
  • Was your prediction correct?
  • How much confidence do you have in your results given differences between models?
  • Will your species continue to be able to live in Minnesota?
  • What biotic and abiotic factors might limit your species ability move to new suitable habitat?

7.Conclusions, Part 1

In addition to climate change and shifting habitats, what are some other threats your tree species face? Spend some time researching this question.

  • Cite at least one specific threat faced by one of your species.
  • If neither species is facing a threat, discuss why your trees are so successful (include at least one citation).
  1. Restoration and Conservation
  • Spend some time researching any active restoration and/or conservation efforts concerning your tree species.

This could include (but is not limited to):
● Habitat restoration
● Habitat conservation
● Individual conservation
● Reintroductions