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Global warming will significantly increase transpirational water demand, which could dramatically affect plant physiology and carbon and water budgets. Tree ring δ18O is a potential index of the leaf-to-air vapor-pressure deficit (VPD) and therefore has great potential for long-term climatic...

Author(s)
Liu XiaoHong; Zhang XuanWen; Zhao LiangJu; Xu GuoBao; Wang LiXin; Sun WeiZhen; Zhang QiuLiang; Wang WenZhi; Zeng XiaoMin; Wu GuoJu
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2017, 122, 13, pp 6697-6712
Abstract

Improved understanding of climate-growth relationships of multiple species is fundamental to understanding and predicting the response of forest growth to future climate change. Forests are mainly composed of conifers in Northwestern Yunnan Plateau, but variations of growth response to climate...

Author(s)
Zhang Yun; Yin DingCai; Sun Mei; Wang Hang; Tian Kun; Xiao DeRong; Zhang WeiGuo
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2017, 8, 10, pp 377
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

Drought-induced growth decline is a phenomenon widely described in forests growing in regions subjected to seasonal water shortage such as the Mediterranean Basin. However, how tree species react to drought by modifying their growth pattern across the species distribution range is a question that...

Author(s)
Gazol, A.; Ribas, M.; Gutiérrez, E.; Camarero, J. J.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2017, 232, pp 186-194
Abstract

A ring-width series was used as a proxy to reconstruct the past 414-year record of April-July minimum temperature at Laobai Mountain, northeast China. The chronology was built using standard tree-ring procedures for providing comparable information in this area while preserving low-frequency...

Author(s)
Lyu ShanNa; Li ZongShan; Zhang YuanDong; Wang XiaoChun
Publisher
Copernicus GmbH, Katienburg-Lindau, Germany
Citation
Climate of the Past, 2016, 12, 9, pp 1879-1888
Abstract

The relationships between climate and radial growth from 1967 to 2010 in nine Aleppo pine stands in the Ouarsenis range (north-western Algeria) were studied according to station-specific factors (substrate, altitude, exposure and age of the trees) using dendro-chronological methods, with an...

Author(s)
Sarmoum, M.; Guibal, F.; Abdoun, F.
Publisher
CIRAD-Forêt, Montpellier, France
Citation
Bois et Forêts des Tropiques, 2016, No.329, pp 17-27
Abstract

Historical reference conditions have long been used to guide the restoration of degraded ecosystems. However, a rapidly changing climate and altered disturbance regimes are calling into question the usefulness of this approach. As a consequence, restoration goals are increasingly focused on...

Author(s)
Strahan, R. T.; Meador, A. J. S.; Huffman, D. W.; Laughlin, D. C.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Applied Ecology, 2016, 53, 6, pp 1755-1765
Abstract

Rises in atmospheric carbon dioxide (atmCO2) levels are known to stimulate photosynthesis and increase intrinsic water-use efficiency (iWUE) in trees. Stand-level increases in iWUE depend on the physiological response of dominant species to increases in atmCO2, while tree-level response to...

Author(s)
Dietrich, R.; Bell, F. W.; Silva, L. C. R.; Cecile, A.; Horwath, W. R.; Anand, M.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 2016, 121, 10, pp 2761-2774
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

To study climate variability/change, the tree-ring width index chronologies of two species (Cedrus deodara and Pinus roxburghii) of the western Himalaya was determined. The first principal component (PC1) prepared using the three-site tree-ring width chronologies of the western Himalaya was found...

Author(s)
Somaru Ram; Borgaonkar, H. P.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2016, 40, pp 64-71

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