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Previous research has provided insights into the potential response of growth and water use efficiency to thinning in Mediterranean forests, but little is known about the potential benefits of silviculture for plantations under severe drought stress. We selected two stands of Pinus sylvestris L....

Author(s)
Navarro-Cerrillo, R. M.; Sánchez-Salguero, R.; Rodriguez, C.; Duque Lazo, J.; Moreno-Rojas, J. M.; Palacios-Rodriguez, G.; Camarero, J. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2019, 433, pp 313-324
Abstract

Located in the western Mediterranean basin, the island of Corsica (France) is expected to be strongly affected by climate change. With its diverse topography and altitudinal gradients from sea level to 2700 m asl, it hosts two pine species, i.e. Pinus pinaster in lower areas and P. nigra ssp. ...

Author(s)
Häusser, M.; Szymczak, S.; Garel, E.; Santoni, S.; Huneau, F.; Bräuning, A.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2019, 54, pp 49-55
Abstract

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

In the Mediterranean region, the effects of climate change on tree growth have been more and more noticeable in recent decades. Pinus nigra is one of the most common mid-elevation pine in this region and one of the species most affected by increasing dryness. In Tunisia, in order to guide species...

Author(s)
Fkiri, S.; Guibal, F.; Fady, B.; El-Khorchani, A.; Khaldi, A.; Khouja, M. L.; Nasr, Z.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2018, 50, pp 44-51
Abstract

More than a third of Romania's surface has low-productive soils, at the same time exposed to risks of climatic phenomena and generating high economic loss. Afforestation with pine has been the most common solution for the recovery of sheet erosion. Many of the pines grown on such land have run...

Author(s)
Silvestru-Grigore, C. V.; Dinulică, F.; Spârchez, G.; Hălălișan, A. F.; Dincă, L. C.; Enescu, R. E.; Crișan, V. E.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2018, 9, 4, pp 213
Abstract

Past and present environmental changes cause significant changes in tree growth in many parts of the world, where both decreasing and increasing growth trends have been detected over the last decades. The Mediterranean basin is especially sensitive to climate change and subsequent tree growth...

Author(s)
Janssen, E.; Kint, V.; Bontemps, J. D.; Özkan, K.; Mert, A.; Köse, N.; Icel, B.; Muys, B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2018, 412, pp 21-28
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Widespread tree mortality caused by forest decline in recent decades has raised concern among forest managers about how to assess forest fuels in these conditions. To investigate this question, we developed and tested an objective, consistent approach to the characterization of canopy fuel metrics...

Author(s)
Romero Ramirez, F. J.; Navarro-Cerrillo, R. M.; Varo-Martínez, M. Á.; Quero, J. L.; Doerr, S.; Hernández-Clemente, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 2018, 68, pp 157-167
Abstract

In this case study, set in south-west Slovenia, the feasibility of reconstructing green water (the combined amount of evaporated and transpired water in trees and available in the soil) was investigated. In a simplified scheme, the amounts of green water were calculated as the difference between...

Author(s)
Poljanšek, S.; Vilhar, U.; Levanič, T.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Environmental Earth Sciences, 2018, 77, 3, pp 92
Abstract

Exploring how drought influences growth, performance, and survival in different species is crucial to understanding the impacts of climate change on forest ecosystems. Here, we investigate the responses of two co-occurring pines (Pinus nigra and Pinus sylvestris) to interannual drought in...

Author(s)
Martin-Benito, D.; Anchukaitis, K. J.; Evans, M. N.; Río, M. del; Beeckman, H.; Cañellas, I.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2017, 8, 9, pp 332
Abstract

Compared to the alpine regions of Austria, the eastern part of the country is overall warmer and drier with some tree species growing at the dry limit within their ecological range. This suggests that tree rings may be a valuable proxy for hydroclimatic variability. In this study, we develop...

Author(s)
Karanitsch-Ackerl, S.; Holawe, F.; Laaha, G.; Wimmer, R.; Grabner, M.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2017, 45, pp 39-51

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