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Hydraulic impairment due to xylem embolism and carbon starvation are the two proposed mechanisms explaining drought-induced forest dieback and tree death. Here, we evaluate the relative role played by these two mechanisms in the long-term by quantifying wood-anatomical traits (tracheid size and...

Author(s)
Pellizzari, E.; Camarero, J. J.; Gazol, A.; Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Carrer, M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Global Change Biology, 2016, 22, 6, pp 2125-2137
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

We analyzed the impact of drought measured on different time-scales on radial growth of eight tree species during the period 1950-2005 growing across a wide climatic gradient encompassing semiarid Mediterranean woodlands and wet mountain forests in north-eastern Spain. A drought index (standardized ...

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Pasho, E.; Camarero, J. J.; Luis, M. de; Vicente-Serrano, S. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2011, 151, 12, pp 1800-1811
Abstract

Abrupt changes in growth persisting for several years were identified, dated and related to crown condition, site, region and ecological factors, using b.h. cores collected from pine, spruce and fir in several regions of Switzerland. Radial increment was only loosely related to needle density...

Author(s)
Schweingruber, F. H.
Citation
IAWA Bulletin, 1986, 7, 4, pp 277-283

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