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Climate warming and biotic stressors are expected to reduce tree radial growth and performance at short and long time scales. However, the impacts of different biotic stressors on performance throughout a tree's life are largely understudied. Here we assessed the effects of a past nun moth (...

Author(s)
Camarero, J. J.; González de Andrés, E.; Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Rita, A.; Colangelo, M.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2019, 56, pp 125598
Abstract

In the last years, large-scale mass forest withering and dieback have been reported for Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) across eastern Europe, particularly in Romania. In these regions, the climate models forecast an increase in intensity and frequency of extreme climate events such as drought....

Author(s)
Sidor, C. G.; Camarero, J. J.; Popa, I.; Badea, O.; Apostol, E. N.; Vlad, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 678, pp 721-727
Abstract

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

Climate affects wood formation with consequences for the functioning and survival of trees. Since tree-rings tissues (i.e., earlywood and latewood) are formed at different time in the season, the impact of climate change might differently affect their functions. In this study, we combine...

Author(s)
Arzac, A.; Babushkina, E. A.; Fonti, P.; Slobodchikova, V.; Sviderskaya, I. V.; Vaganov, E. A.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2018, 49, pp 1-8
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Understanding which variables affect forest resilience to extreme drought is key to predict future dynamics under ongoing climate change. In this study, we analyzed how tree resistance, recovery and resilience to drought have changed along three consecutive droughts and how they were affected by...

Author(s)
Serra-Maluquer, X.; Mencuccini, M.; Martínez-Vilalta, J.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Oecologia, 2018, 187, 1, pp 343-354
Abstract

Understanding and unravelling the direct and indirect effects of ongoing and predicted climate change on the vitality and productivity of Scots pine forests is particularly important for Romania and other parts of eastern Europe, where the species represents an essential ecological and economic...

Author(s)
Sidor, C. G.; Bosela, M.; Büntgen, U.; Vlad, R.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2018, 52, pp 48-56
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

Ongoing changes in global climate are altering ecological conditions for many species. The consequences of such changes are typically most evident at the edge of a species' geographical distribution, where differences in growth or population dynamics may result in range expansions or contractions....

Author(s)
Matías, L.; Linares, J. C.; Sánchez-Miranda, Á.; Jump, A. S.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Global Change Biology, 2017, 23, 10, pp 4106-4116
Abstract

Soil properties can buffer forest response to global climate change. However, it is unclear how soil characteristics, water availability and their interactions can affect drought response of trees. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of soil nutrients and physical soil properties on...

Author(s)
Lévesque, M.; Walthert, L.; Weber, P.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecology (Oxford), 2016, 104, 2, pp 377-387
Abstract

Insect outbreaks constitute major disturbances and global climate changes are expected to increase their frequency and severity. In Canada, an increase in outbreak severity of the jack pine budworm is expected as a consequence of more frequent droughts associated with climate changes. In this...

Author(s)
Robson, J. R. M.; Conciatori, F.; Tardif, J. C.; Knowles, K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2015, 347, pp 83-95

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