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The influence of tree age on climate sensitivity is of central importance in dendrochronology. Recent research has highlighted the disparate nature of age-dependent growth responses across species and geographic locations. We compared growth sensitivity and the influence of climate in Pinus edulis...

Author(s)
Hanna, D. P.; Falk, D. A.; Swetnam, T. W.; Romme, W.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2018, 52, pp 40-47
Abstract

Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) ring width is associated with temperature and precipitation throughout its range, yet intrasite comparisons of climate and ring growth are limited and have not examined interior (i.e., Montane vs. Piedmont) populations. Here, we investigated remnant stands of...

Author(s)
Mitchell, T. J.; Patterson, T. W.; Knapp, P. A.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Trees: Structure and Function, 2019, 33, 2, pp 615-620
Abstract

In recent years, warming climate and increased fire activity have raised concern about post-fire recovery of western U.S. forests. We assessed relationships between climate variability and tree establishment after fire in dry ponderosa pine forests of the Colorado Front Range. We harvested and aged ...

Author(s)
Rother, M. T.; Veblen, T. T.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2017, 8, 5, pp 159
Abstract

Each year severe winter storms (∼ice storms) damage trees throughout the southern USA. Arkansas and Oklahoma have a history of severe winter storms. To extend that history back beyond the reach of written records, a distinctive tree ring pattern or signature is needed. Storm-caused breakage, branch ...

Author(s)
Stevenson, D. J.; Lynch, T. B.; Pradip Saud; Heineman, R.; Holeman, R.; Wilson, D.; Anderson, K.; Cerny, C.; Guldin, J. M.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2016, 37, pp 107-115
Abstract

Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) regeneration is dependent on above-average masting (i.e., cone crop) years that occur over 5- to 7-yr cycles. Not understood, however, is how annual cone mast influences radial growth for longleaf pine. Here, we collected tree-ring data from one site in South...

Author(s)
Patterson, T. W.; Knapp, P. A.
Publisher
Southern Appalachian Botanical Society, Newberry, USA
Citation
Castanea, 2016, 81, 4, pp 314-322
Abstract

Tree rings have been widely used to reconstruct environmental history, especially water availability, because historical records of streamflow are often limited. In the semiarid southwestern USA, springs provide critical water resources and support biodiversity hotspots, but spring flows are poorly ...

Author(s)
Fuchs, L.; Stevens, L. E.; Fulé, P. Z.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2019, 435, pp 89-96
Abstract

Historical reference conditions have long been used to guide the restoration of degraded ecosystems. However, a rapidly changing climate and altered disturbance regimes are calling into question the usefulness of this approach. As a consequence, restoration goals are increasingly focused on...

Author(s)
Strahan, R. T.; Meador, A. J. S.; Huffman, D. W.; Laughlin, D. C.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Applied Ecology, 2016, 53, 6, pp 1755-1765
Abstract

Author(s)
Stevenson, D. J.; Lynch, T. B.; Guldin, J. M.
Publisher
Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Asheville, USA
Citation
General Technical Report - Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2015, No.SRS-203, pp 301
Abstract

The proportion of planted forests in the Mediterranean Basin is one of the largest in the world. These plantations are dominated by pine species and present a series of characteristics such as low elevation, high competition or small tree size that make them more vulnerable to droughts. However,...

Author(s)
Rubio-Cuadrado, Á.; Camarero, J. J.; Aspizua, R.; Sánchez-González, M.; Gil, L.; Montes, F.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2018, 51, pp 54-65
Abstract

Future droughts are expected to become more severe and frequent under future climate change scenarios, likely causing widespread tree mortality in the western USA. Coping with an uncertain future requires an understanding of long-term ecosystem responses in areas where prolonged drought is...

Author(s)
Truettner, C.; Anderegg, W. R. L.; Biondi, F.; Koch, G. W.; Ogle, K.; Schwalm, C.; Litvak, M. E.; Shaw, J. D.; Ziaco, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2018, 418, pp 55-62

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