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Change and evolution in the plant hardiness zones of Canada

McKenney, Daniel; Pedlar, John H; Lawrence, Kevin; Papadopol, Pia; Campbell, Kathy; Hutchinson, Michael


We present 50-year updates for two plant hardiness models (maps), developed originally by Agriculture Canada and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), that are widely used for plant selection decisions in Canada. The updated maps show clear northward shifts in hardiness zones across western Canada. Shifts are less dramatic in southeastern Canada, with modest increases in zone values associated with the Canadian map but modest declines associated with the USDA approach. Species-specific...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: BioScience
DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biu016


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