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Increasing mortality and decline of forests are affecting several tree species and biomes. These events of forest decline have been related to the interaction of several global change elements, like the increase in drought stress or a higher incidence of biotic stress factors. However, the roles...

Author(s)
Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Camarero, J. J.; Linares, J. C.; Hernández, R.; Oliva, J.; Gazol, A.; González de Andrés, E.; Montes, F.; García-Martín, A.; Riva, J. de la
Publisher
Asociacion Espanola de Ecologia Terrestre, Alacant, Spain
Citation
Ecosistemas, 2015, 24, 2, pp 15-23
Abstract

Compared to the alpine regions of Austria, the eastern part of the country is overall warmer and drier with some tree species growing at the dry limit within their ecological range. This suggests that tree rings may be a valuable proxy for hydroclimatic variability. In this study, we develop...

Author(s)
Karanitsch-Ackerl, S.; Holawe, F.; Laaha, G.; Wimmer, R.; Grabner, M.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2017, 45, pp 39-51
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

What drives the tree species' vulnerability against extreme climatic events within the current context of global warming? We are aware that severe droughts contribute to forest die-off but we do not know the processes involved in the growth decline leading to a loss of tree vigour, which may...

Author(s)
Camarero, J. J.; Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Alla, A. Q.; González de Andrés, E.; Maestro Martínez, M.; Vicente-Serrano, S. M.
Publisher
Asociacion Espanola de Ecologia Terrestre, Alacant, Spain
Citation
Ecosistemas, 2012, 21, 3, pp 22-30
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
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 ...

Author(s)
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

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

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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