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In the last years, large-scale mass forest withering and dieback have been reported for Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) across eastern Europe, particularly in Romania. In these regions, the climate models forecast an increase in intensity and frequency of extreme climate events such as drought....

Author(s)
Sidor, C. G.; Camarero, J. J.; Popa, I.; Badea, O.; Apostol, E. N.; Vlad, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 678, pp 721-727
Abstract

Climatic changes and weather extremes are causing shifts in distribution of tree species, affecting productivity of forests. With the northwards advance of deciduous species in Northern Europe, Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) is predicted to decrease survival and productivity. Nevertheless, Scots...

Author(s)
Matisons, R.; Jansone, D.; Elferts, D.; Adamovičs, A.; Schneck, V.; Jansons, A¯.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2019, 54, pp 1-10
Abstract

Understanding and unravelling the direct and indirect effects of ongoing and predicted climate change on the vitality and productivity of Scots pine forests is particularly important for Romania and other parts of eastern Europe, where the species represents an essential ecological and economic...

Author(s)
Sidor, C. G.; Bosela, M.; Büntgen, U.; Vlad, R.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2018, 52, pp 48-56
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

Annually resolved and absolutely dated tree-ring chronologies are the most important proxy archives to reconstruct climate variability over centuries to millennia. However, the suitability of tree-ring chronologies to reflect the "true" spectral properties of past changes in temperature and...

Author(s)
Büntgen, U.; Trnka, M.; Krusic, P. J.; Kyncl, T.; Kyncl, J.; Luterbacher, J.; Zorita, E.; Ljungqvist, F. C.; Auer, I.; Konter, O.; Schneider, L.; Tegel, W.; Štěpánek, P.; Brönnimann, S.; Hellmann, L.; Nievergelt, D.; Esper, J.
Publisher
American Meteorological Society, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Climate, 2015, 28, 13, pp 5272-5288
Abstract

Introduction: In the context of climate change, assessing climate-growth relationships is of high importance in order to understand how forest ecosystems evolve and to test climate models at regional scale. Objectives: This study aims to identify the climate variables that explain most of the...

Author(s)
Saulnier, M.; Edouard, J. L.; Corona, C.; Guibal, F.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag, Paris, France
Citation
Annals of Forest Science, 2011, 68, 1, pp 189-200
Abstract

Since the beginning of the 1990s, significant mortality of Scots pine trees has been observed in inner valleys of the Alps. The objectives of this work were to investigate and describe the aetiology of a Scots pine dieback in the Aosta Valley (western Italian Alps) in 2005. Surveys were conducted...

Author(s)
Gonthier, P.; Giordano, L.; Nicolotti, G.
Publisher
Canadian Institute of Forestry, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Forestry Chronicle, 2010, 86, 1, pp 110-117
Abstract

The present study applies classic spectral analysis techniques to investigate cyclic patterns in four tree-ring chronologies of Pinus montana Miller from the Central Italian Alps (Valle del Gallo). Three of the chronologies were derived from mountain pine populations located in relatively...

Author(s)
Zanzi, A.; Pelfini, M.; Muttoni, G.; Santilli, M.; Leonelli, G.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, Jena, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2007, 24, 2/3, pp 145-154
Abstract

In this paper we analyze upright mountain pine (Pinus montana Miller) radial growth responses to climatic and environmental factors in a valley of the Central Italian Alps. This valley is characterized by intense geomorphological dynamics that can mostly be traced back to instability processes and...

Author(s)
Pelfini, M.; Leonelli, G.; Santilli, M.
Publisher
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, USA
Citation
Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 2006, 38, 4, pp 614-623
Abstract

At present the most powerful tree-ring based climate reconstructions use high numbers of growth proxy series (ring width and density) to produce spatially smoothed estimates, such as average Northern Hemisphere summer temperatures. These single parameter reconstructions might be supplemented with...

Author(s)
Gagen, M.; McCarroll, D.; Edouard, J. L.
Publisher
Springer Science + Business Media, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Climatic Change, 2006, 78, 2/4, pp 363-379

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