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Forests sequester large amounts of carbon annually and are integral in buffering against effects of global change. Increasing atmospheric CO2 may enhance photosynthesis and/or decrease stomatal conductance (gs) thereby enhancing intrinsic water-use efficiency (iWUE), having potential indirect and...

Author(s)
Reed, C. C.; Ballantyne, A. P.; Cooper, L. A.; Sala, A.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Global Change Biology, 2018, 24, 9, pp 3922-3937
Abstract

Drought stress causes a reduction in tree growth and forest productivity, which could be aggravated by climate warming and defoliation due to moth outbreaks. We investigate how European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar dispar L., Lepidoptera: Erebidae) outbreak and related climate conditions affected...

Author(s)
Camarero, J. J.; Álvarez-Taboada, F.; Hevia, A.; Castedo-Dorado, F.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Plant Science, 2018, 9, October, pp 1582
Abstract

Prescribed burning (PB) can decrease the likelihood of crown fires by increasing canopy base height via canopy scorching and sometimes by reducing tree density through fire-induced tree mortality, especially in fire-prone stands. However, little is known about the effect of moderate PB on tree...

Author(s)
Valor, T.; Casals, P.; Altieri, S.; González-Olabarria, J. R.; Piqué, M.; Battipaglia, G.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2018, 424, pp 276-287
Abstract

"Warming hiatus" occurred in the Altay-Sayan Mountain Region, Siberia in c. 1997-2014. We analyzed evergreen conifer (EGC) stands area (satellite data) and trees (Siberian pine, Pinus sibirica Du Tour, Siberian fir, Abies sibirica Ledeb.) growth increment (dendrochronology data) response to climate ...

Author(s)
Kharuk, V. I.; Im, S. T.; Petrov, I. A.
Publisher
Science Press and Springer, Beijing, China
Citation
Journal of Mountain Science, 2018, 15, 12, pp 2579-2589
Abstract

Treeline ecotones are considered early-warning monitors of the effects of climate warming on terrestrial ecosystems, but it is still unclear how tree growth at treeline will track the forecasted temperature rise in these cold environments. Here, we address this issue by analysing and projecting...

Author(s)
Sanchez-Salguero, R.; Camarero, J. J.; Gutiérrez, E.; Gazol, A.; Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Moiseev, P.; Linares, J. C.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2018, 9, 11, pp 688
Abstract

We developed a tree-ring chronology based on 52 ring-width series from 25 Pinus tabulaeformis trees at Tianlong Mountain (TLM) using the signal-free method. TLM is located in the middle reaches of the Fen River, North China, and is influenced by the East Asian monsoon system. Tree growth was highly ...

Author(s)
Li YingJun; Wang ShangYi; Niu JunJie; Fang KeYan; Chao Yang; Li XiaoLan; Li YuHan
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2016, 40, pp 1-11
Abstract

Climate warming and increasing aridity have impacted diverse ecosystems in the Mediterranean region since at least the 1970s. Pinus pinea L. has significant environmental and socio-economic importance for the Iberian Peninsula, so a detailed understanding of its response to climate change is...

Author(s)
Natalini, F.; Alejano, R.; Vázquez-Piqué, J.; Pardos, M.; Calama, R.; Büntgen, U.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2016, 40, pp 72-84
Abstract

Droughts are a recurrent phenomenon in the Mediterranean basin with negative consequences for society, economic activities, and natural systems. Nevertheless, the study of drought recurrence and severity in Spain has been limited so far due to the relatively short instrumental period. In this work, ...

Author(s)
Tejedor, E.; Luis, M. de; Cuadrat, J. M.; Esper, J.; Saz, M. Á.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Citation
International Journal of Biometeorology, 2016, 60, 3, pp 361-372
Abstract

Tree rings have been widely used to reconstruct environmental history, especially water availability, because historical records of streamflow are often limited. In the semiarid southwestern USA, springs provide critical water resources and support biodiversity hotspots, but spring flows are poorly ...

Author(s)
Fuchs, L.; Stevens, L. E.; Fulé, P. Z.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2019, 435, pp 89-96
Abstract

Climate warming is predicted to amplify drought stress. Thus, it is important to understand how coexisting plant species respond to severe droughts. Here we study how seven Mediterranean woody plant species with different evolutionary history and functional characteristics (Pinus halepensis Mill., ...

Author(s)
Gazol, A.; Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Granda, E.; Camarero, J. J.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Plant Ecology, 2017, 218, 8, pp 1009-1020

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