The ecological story of yellow-cedar is interesting not only as an interesting species that shapes the biogeochemical and community ecology of its surroundings, but also from a conservation point of view, as the advanced cedar stands which represent the northern range edge are the best sign of an ability to migrate with climate change - except they aren't moving. A new publication explores these community and regeneration aspects in depth:
Krapek J, Buma B. Persistence following punctuated range extension: limited dispersal of migrating tree despite habitat ahead of its range. Journal of Ecology. In press.