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Shrub Dynamics

What controls the distribution of shrubs, and how will shrub distributions and associated climate feedbacks shift with warming in the 21st century?

Shrub Dynamics focuses on advancing our capability to determine shrub distributions and predict their impacts on climate, now and in the future. The development of dynamic tundra vegetation models, including new shrub and moss functional types, has facilitated process-rich simulations over the twenty-first century and the identification of structural and parameter priorities for dynamic predictions.