Two EcoFun members have participated in a study forecasting large-scale, drought-induced tree mortality in the southwestern US. The study is now published in Nature Climate Change. See figure below or here or there for more details. The study has been covered by several US press magazines such as the Huffington Post, the Washington Post or Science Daily.
Mortality probability of juniper / piñon pine ecosystems under the IPCC future climate scenario predicted by different modelling approaches (redrawn from McDowell et al. Nature Climate Change 2015).