Journal Highlights

Simulation of future forest growth in New England over next 90 years

Editor’s Highlight—

This manuscript analyzes the tradeoffs among New England’s forest types and climate regions in terms of the changing net primary productivity due to climate change. While the simulation results demonstrate a result that we already know, in the existence of a tradeoff of longer growing seasons to warmer temperature on respiration for northern forests, careful evaluation of the model is worthwhile. Here a model is used in an uncoupled mode to demonstrate this effect into the future, showing regional variances. The mechanistic approach and the very large spatial scale studied using that approach is interesting.