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Wood formation is the primary biological process through which carbon is durably sequestered in woody plants, and is thus a major contributor to mitigate climate change. We analyzed the tree growth patterns of four conifer species across the Iberian Peninsula (IP) based on a dense...

Author(s)
Martínez del Castillo, E.; Tejedor, E.; Serrano-Notivoli, R.; Novak, K.; Saz, M. Á.; Longares, L. A.; Luis, M. de
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2018, 9, 7, pp 416
Abstract

Given recent climatic trends, it is crucial to understand the plasticity and adaptiveness of forest trees in order to evaluate their current and future responses to changing climatic conditions. We investigated inter- and intra-annual xylem growth and its relation to weather factors in European...

Author(s)
Martinez Castillo, E. del; Prislan, P.; Gričar, J.; Gryc, V.; Merela, M.; Giagli, K.; Luis, M. de; Vavrčík, H.; Čufar, K.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2018, 52, pp 1-10
Abstract

In Mediterranean areas with limited availability of water, an accurate knowledge of growth response to hydrological variables could contribute to improving management and stability of forest resources. The main goal of this study is to assess the temporal dynamic of soil moisture to better...

Author(s)
Manrique-Alba, A.; Ruiz-Yanetti, S.; Moutahir, H.; Novak, K.; Luis, M. de; Bellot, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Science of the Total Environment, 2017, 574, pp 982-990
Abstract

Climate predictions for the Mediterranean Basin include increased temperatures, decreased precipitation, and increased frequency of extreme climatic events (ECE). These conditions are associated with decreased tree growth and increased vulnerability to pests and diseases. The anatomy of tree rings...

Author(s)
Novak, K.; Luis, M. de; Saz, M. A.; Longares, L. A.; Serrano-Notivoli, R.; Raventós, J.; Čufar, K.; Gričar, J.; Filippo, A. di; Piovesan, G.; Rathgeber, C. B. K.; Papadopoulos, A.; Smith, K. T.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Plant Science, 2016, 7, May, pp 727
Abstract

The responses of the vascular cambium and tracheid differentiation to extreme drought in Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis Mill.) were investigated. The research focused on the drought year of 2005, in the primary study area at Maigmo (MAI) in southeastern Spain, with comparisons in Jarafuel (JAL) and...

Author(s)
Novak, K.; Luis, M. de; Gričar, J.; Prislan, P.; Merela, M.; Smith, K. T.; Čufar, K.
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
IAWA Journal, 2016, 37, 2, pp 260-274
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

In the Mediterranean area, intra-annual density fluctuations (IADFs) are triggered by short-term climatic variations during the growing season. It is known that the formation of these anatomical structures is dependent on age and size, which can represent a problem during the extraction of the...

Author(s)
Campelo, F.; Vieira, J.; Battipaglia, G.; Luis, M. de; Nabais, C.; Freitas, H.; Cherubini, P.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Trees: Structure and Function, 2015, 29, 1, pp 237-245
Abstract

Intra-annual density fluctuations (IADFs) in tree rings of Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis) are considered to be among the most promising wood anatomical features in dendrochronological studies. They provide environmental information in addition to those obtained from tree-ring widths. We used a...

Author(s)
Novak, K.; Sánchez, M. A. S.; Čufar, K.; Raventós, J.; Luis, M. de
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
IAWA Journal, 2013, 34, 4, pp 459-474
Abstract

We lack information regarding the main factors driving growth responses to drought in tree species with different vulnerability against this stressor and considering sites with contrasting climatic conditions. In this paper, we identify the main drivers controlling growth response to a multi-scalar ...

Author(s)
Pasho, E.; Camarero, J. J.; Luis, M. de; Vicente-Serrano, S. M.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Forest Research, 2012, 131, 6, pp 1797-1807
Abstract

We analyzed the impact of drought measured on different time-scales on radial growth of eight tree species during the period 1950-2005 growing across a wide climatic gradient encompassing semiarid Mediterranean woodlands and wet mountain forests in north-eastern Spain. A drought index (standardized ...

Author(s)
Pasho, E.; Camarero, J. J.; Luis, M. de; Vicente-Serrano, S. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2011, 151, 12, pp 1800-1811

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