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Tree and stand age are critical information needed for understanding forest ecosystems. Tree age estimates are usually derived from ring counts, but these are not dendrochronological estimates unless procedures like ring measurement and cross-dating are used. Stand age is usually estimated from the ...

Author(s)
Metsaranta, J. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2020, 457, pp 117657
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

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

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
Abstract

In this study, a reconstruction of the long-term development and lateral expansion of a south Swedish peat bog was performed using a multi-proxy approach, including dendrochronology, peat stratigraphy and macrofossil and pollen analyses. By combining mapping of cross-dated subfossil trees with...

Author(s)
Edvardsson, J.; Poska, A.; Putten, N. van der; Rundgren, M.; Linderson, H.; Hammarlund, D.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Holocene, 2014, 24, 4, pp 466-476
Abstract

Climate change involves warmer temperatures, altered precipitation patterns, increased climatic variability and, in Mediterranean regions, increased frequency and severity of droughts. Tree species may show different growth responses to these components of climatic change, which may trigger changes ...

Author(s)
Granda, E.; Camarero, J. J.; Gimeno, T. E.; Martínez-Fernández, J.; Valladares, F.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Forest Research, 2013, 132, 3, pp 469-480
Abstract

Douglas-fir, introduced in Europe in the 19th century, is of high economic interest because of its enormous growth performance. Whether its growth potential remains higher than that of native tree species over the course of climatic changes must be examined by analyses of climate sensitivity....

Author(s)
Fischer, S.; Neuwirth, B.
Publisher
J.D. Sauerländer's Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Citation
Allgemeine Forst- und Jagdzeitung, 2012, 183, 1/2, pp 23-33
Abstract

What drives the tree species' vulnerability against extreme climatic events within the current context of global warming? We are aware that severe droughts contribute to forest die-off but we do not know the processes involved in the growth decline leading to a loss of tree vigour, which may...

Author(s)
Camarero, J. J.; Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Alla, A. Q.; González de Andrés, E.; Maestro Martínez, M.; Vicente-Serrano, S. M.
Publisher
Asociacion Espanola de Ecologia Terrestre, Alacant, Spain
Citation
Ecosistemas, 2012, 21, 3, pp 22-30
Abstract

Tree encroachment into rough fescue (Festuca campestris) grassland has been identified as an ecological concern on the Cypress Hills plateau in southeastern Alberta, Canada. A combination of field sampling (109 transects), a dendrochronological assessment (1361 trees), and a time series analysis of ...

Author(s)
Widenmaier, K. J.; Strong, W. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2010, 259, 10, pp 1870-1879
Abstract

Native pathogens are normally limited in the damage they cause by host resistance and (or) environmental conditions that limit one or more phases of the disease cycle. Changes to host or environmental conditions can relax these limits and result in disease emergence. Until recently, Dothistroma...

Author(s)
Welsh, C.; Lewis, K.; Woods, A.
Publisher
National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2009, 39, 12, pp 2505-2519

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