- Kanoti, Keith-George
The Graduate School, University of Maine
Climate is thought to play a primary role in determining the geographic range limits of plants. Maine's Acadian forest contains many commercial tree species that are close to the limits of their natural distributions. Thus, there is interest in how anticipated changes in climate may influence Maine's forests. Although the critical factors that limit the ranges of most tree species are currently unknown, trees are often most sensitive during their early life stages. These early life stages have not been extensively studied in Maine's Acadian Forest.