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Prescribed burning (PB) can decrease the likelihood of crown fires by increasing canopy base height via canopy scorching and sometimes by reducing tree density through fire-induced tree mortality, especially in fire-prone stands. However, little is known about the effect of moderate PB on tree...

Author(s)
Valor, T.; Casals, P.; Altieri, S.; González-Olabarria, J. R.; Piqué, M.; Battipaglia, G.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2018, 424, pp 276-287
Abstract

Question: What are the processes driving regeneration and successional pathways in Pinus contorta subsp. latifolia Douglas ex Loudon forests? Location: Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada. Methods: We used five 1-ha long-term permanent plots, dendrochronological stand reconstruction and detailed...

Author(s)
Gendreau-Berthiaume, B.; Macdonald, S. E.; Stadt, J. J.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Vegetation Science, 2018, 29, 2, pp 213-225
Abstract

Future droughts are expected to become more severe and frequent under future climate change scenarios, likely causing widespread tree mortality in the western USA. Coping with an uncertain future requires an understanding of long-term ecosystem responses in areas where prolonged drought is...

Author(s)
Truettner, C.; Anderegg, W. R. L.; Biondi, F.; Koch, G. W.; Ogle, K.; Schwalm, C.; Litvak, M. E.; Shaw, J. D.; Ziaco, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2018, 418, pp 55-62
Abstract

Standing dead trees (snags) play important roles in forest ecology by storing carbon as well as providing habitats for many species. Moreover, snags preserved for hundreds of years can provide useful data to extend tree-ring chronologies used for climatological and ecological studies beyond the...

Author(s)
Farahat, E.; Zhang Peng; Gunnarson, B. E.; Fuentes, M.; Stridbeck, P.; Linderholm, H. W.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 2018, 33, 2, pp 114-124
Abstract

"Warming hiatus" occurred in the Altay-Sayan Mountain Region, Siberia in c. 1997-2014. We analyzed evergreen conifer (EGC) stands area (satellite data) and trees (Siberian pine, Pinus sibirica Du Tour, Siberian fir, Abies sibirica Ledeb.) growth increment (dendrochronology data) response to climate ...

Author(s)
Kharuk, V. I.; Im, S. T.; Petrov, I. A.
Publisher
Science Press and Springer, Beijing, China
Citation
Journal of Mountain Science, 2018, 15, 12, pp 2579-2589
Abstract

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

Climate warming is predicted to amplify drought stress. Thus, it is important to understand how coexisting plant species respond to severe droughts. Here we study how seven Mediterranean woody plant species with different evolutionary history and functional characteristics (Pinus halepensis Mill., ...

Author(s)
Gazol, A.; Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Granda, E.; Camarero, J. J.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Plant Ecology, 2017, 218, 8, pp 1009-1020
Abstract

Concern over the effects of removing fire-scarred partial cross-sections may limit sampling of live ponderosa pine to reconstruct fire history. We report mortality rates for ponderosa pine trees 20 to 21 years after removing fire-scarred partial cross-sections to reconstruct fire history. In 2015,...

Author(s)
Heyerdahl, E. K.; McKay, S. J.
Publisher
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Citation
Tree-Ring Research, 2017, 73, 2, pp 149-153
Abstract

Understanding processes driving mortality in forests is important for comprehension of natural stand dynamics and for informing natural disturbance-based ecosystem management. There has been considerable study of mortality in forests during the self-thinning phase but we know much less about...

Author(s)
Gendreau-Berthiaume, B.; Macdonald, S. E.; Stadt, J. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Ecological Applications, 2016, 26, 5, pp 1486-1502
Abstract

Alpine treelines are considered monitors of the effects of climate on forest growth and dynamics. Treelines are expected to react to current climate warming by showing upslope migrations. However, treeline dynamics are often characterized by lagged responses to rising temperatures, that is,...

Author(s)
Camarero, J. J.; García-Ruiz, J. M.; Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Galván, J. D.; Alla, A. Q.; Sanjuán, Y.; Beguería, S.; Gutiérrez, E.
Publisher
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, USA
Citation
Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 2015, 47, 4, pp 773-783

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