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Located in the western Mediterranean basin, the island of Corsica (France) is expected to be strongly affected by climate change. With its diverse topography and altitudinal gradients from sea level to 2700 m asl, it hosts two pine species, i.e. Pinus pinaster in lower areas and P. nigra ssp. ...

Author(s)
Häusser, M.; Szymczak, S.; Garel, E.; Santoni, S.; Huneau, F.; Bräuning, A.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2019, 54, pp 49-55
Abstract

Pinus lumholtzii is widely distributed in the Western Sierra Madre. It grows mainly in rocky outcrop sites; therefore, its annual growth rings may be sensitive to climatic variables. Ring-width chronologies of Pinus lumholtzii from sites in southern Durango were developed in order to analyze its...

Author(s)
González Elizondo, M.; González Elizondo, M. del S.; Villanueva Díaz, J.; Cerano Paredes, J.
Publisher
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agricolas y Pecuarias (INIFAP), Mexico City, Mexico
Citation
Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Forestales, 2017, 8, 42, pp 28-54
Abstract

Forests sequester large amounts of carbon annually and are integral in buffering against effects of global change. Increasing atmospheric CO2 may enhance photosynthesis and/or decrease stomatal conductance (gs) thereby enhancing intrinsic water-use efficiency (iWUE), having potential indirect and...

Author(s)
Reed, C. C.; Ballantyne, A. P.; Cooper, L. A.; Sala, A.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Global Change Biology, 2018, 24, 9, pp 3922-3937
Abstract

Over the period 1883-2013, recruitment of subalpine limber pine (Pinus flexilis E. James) and Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva D.K. Bailey) above the upper tree line, below the lower tree line, and across middle-elevation forest borders occurred at localized sites across four mountain...

Author(s)
Millar, C. I.; Westfall, R. D.; Delany, D. L.; Flint, A. L.; Flint, L. E.
Publisher
NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2015, 45, 10, pp 1299-1312
Abstract

Climate predictions for the Mediterranean Basin include increased temperatures, decreased precipitation, and increased frequency of extreme climatic events (ECE). These conditions are associated with decreased tree growth and increased vulnerability to pests and diseases. The anatomy of tree rings...

Author(s)
Novak, K.; Luis, M. de; Saz, M. A.; Longares, L. A.; Serrano-Notivoli, R.; Raventós, J.; Čufar, K.; Gričar, J.; Filippo, A. di; Piovesan, G.; Rathgeber, C. B. K.; Papadopoulos, A.; Smith, K. T.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Plant Science, 2016, 7, May, pp 727
Abstract

Earlywood vessels (EWV) and intra-annual density fluctuations (IADFs) in tree rings are influenced by intra-seasonal environmental factors, as have mostly been studied in temperate climate areas. However, it is not clear whether such anatomical traits can also be used as climate proxies in tropical ...

Author(s)
Venegas-González, A.; Arx, G. von; Chagas, M. P.; Tomazello Filho, M.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Trees: Structure and Function, 2015, 29, 2, pp 423-435
Abstract

Provenance studies are an increasingly important analog for understanding how trees adapted to particular climatic conditions might respond to climate change. Dendrochronological analysis can illuminate differences among trees from different seed sources in terms of absolute annual growth and...

Author(s)
Leland, C.; Hom, J.; Skowronski, N.; Ledig, F. T.; Krusic, P. J.; Cook, E. R.; Martin-Benito, D.; Martin-Fernandez, J.; Pederson, N.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2016, 11, 5, pp e0154730
Abstract

Forest ecosystems function under increasing pressure due to global climate changes, while factors determining when and where mortality events will take place within the wider landscape are poorly understood. Observational studies are essential for documenting forest decline events, understanding...

Author(s)
Dorman, M.; Svoray, T.; Perevolotsky, A.; Moshe, Y.; Sarris, D.
Publisher
Ecological Society of America, Washington, USA
Citation
Ecological Applications, 2015, 25, 4, pp 1054-1071
Abstract

Understory fires are important for the maintenance of pine savanna ecosystems of the southeastern U.S., which contain high biodiversity and numerous federally endangered species. Prescribed burns are administered to maintain the open structure of pine savannas, conserve biodiversity, and to reduce...

Author(s)
Ames, G. M.; Vineyard, D. L.; Anderson, S. M.; Wright, J. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2015, 340, pp 1-8
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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