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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

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

Although not yet fully understood, reduced sensitivity of tree growth to temperature at high northern latitudes during the last ∼40 years is often linked to concurrent anthropogenic changes of atmospheric composition and global warming. The idea that a temporal localization of the problem could...

Author(s)
Schneider, L.; Esper, J.; Timonen, M.; Büntgen, U.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Copenhagen, Denmark
Citation
Oikos, 2014, 123, 5, pp 559-566
Abstract

This proceedings comprises 14 papers presenting the usefulness of dendrochronology in providing information on scientific questions about the past and to help prepare for the future. These papers focused on growth ring chronology of different trees, indicators of mid-Holocene climate variability,...

Author(s)
Helama, S.; Devall, M. S.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2012, 30, 2, pp 67-194
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As a result of the study, the Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) local chronology in 'Vasil Serafimov' Ecological Station (Southeast Rila Mountains, Bulgaria) was extended with 21 years, till 2008. A significant relationship (α <0.01) was ascertained between tree-growth indices (ITR) of the Scots...

Author(s)
Dimitrov, D.; Zlatanov, T.; Raev, I.; Stoyanova, N.; Miteva, S.
Publisher
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Forest Research Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria
Citation
Silva Balcanica, 2011, 12, 1, pp 63-70
Abstract

This special issue contains papers providing information on: aboveground biomass and nutrient accumulation dynamics in young black alder, silver birch and Scots pine plantations on reclaimed oil shale mining areas in Estonia; soil CO2 flux between uncleared and cleared windthrow areas in Estonia...

Author(s)
Mandre, M.; Kiviste, A.; Koster, K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2011, 262, 2, pp 53-94
Abstract

In most dendrochronological studies, climate-growth relationships are established on dominant trees to minimize non-climatic signals. However, response to environmental factors may be affected by tree-size, which begs the question of the representativeness of dominant trees on the stand level. To...

Author(s)
Mérian, P.; Lebourgeois, F.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2011, 261, 8, pp 1382-1391
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The objectives of this article are to highlight how extreme climatic events and climate variability influence radial growth of conifers (silver fir, Norway spruce, Scots pine) and how elevation and soil water capacity (SWC) modulate the sensitivity to climate. We sampled 33 stands in France in...

Author(s)
Lebourgeois, F.; Rathgeber, C. B. K.; Ulrich, E.
Publisher
École Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts (ENGREF), Nancy, France
Citation
Revue Forestière Française, 2010, 62, 1, pp 7-23
Abstract

Global environmental changes observed during recent decades are likely to have had an impact on the distribution of species. Currently, silver fir (Abies alba) is becoming established in the subalpine forests of the west central Alps at elevations higher than 2000 m a.s.l.; prior to the 1970s its...

Author(s)
Chauchard, S.; Beilhe, F.; Denis, N.; Carcaillet, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2010, 259, 8, pp 1406-1415
Abstract

Questions: (1) How do extreme climatic events and climate variability influence radial growth of conifers (silver fir, Norway spruce, Scots pine)? (2) How do elevation and soil water capacity (SWC) modulate sensitivity to climate? Location: The sampled conifer stands are in France, in western...

Author(s)
Lebourgeois, F.; Rathgeber, C. B. K.; Ulrich, E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Vegetation Science, 2010, 21, 2, pp 364-376

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