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Prescribed burning (PB) can decrease the likelihood of crown fires by increasing canopy base height via canopy scorching and sometimes by reducing tree density through fire-induced tree mortality, especially in fire-prone stands. However, little is known about the effect of moderate PB on tree...

Author(s)
Valor, T.; Casals, P.; Altieri, S.; González-Olabarria, J. R.; Piqué, M.; Battipaglia, G.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2018, 424, pp 276-287
Abstract

Treeline ecotones are considered early-warning monitors of the effects of climate warming on terrestrial ecosystems, but it is still unclear how tree growth at treeline will track the forecasted temperature rise in these cold environments. Here, we address this issue by analysing and projecting...

Author(s)
Sanchez-Salguero, R.; Camarero, J. J.; Gutiérrez, E.; Gazol, A.; Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Moiseev, P.; Linares, J. C.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2018, 9, 11, pp 688
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Background: The Mediterranean basin has experienced an increase in the mean annual temperature, a decrease in the mean annual precipitation, and an increase in the frequency of severe drought periods during the second half of the 20th century. However, winter and spring precipitation has increased...

Author(s)
Olivar, J.; Bogino, S.; Spiecker, H.; Bravo, F.
Publisher
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agrarias (INIA), Madrid, Spain
Citation
Forest Systems, 2015, 24, 1, pp e010
Abstract

Tree ring science is a new discipline in Bhutan but has contributed substantially to our understanding of climate history and informed sustainable forest management practices in the country. This paper describes dendroecological contributions to the second aspect for Blue Pine using three case...

Author(s)
Dukpa, D.; Cook, E. R.; Krusic, P. J.; Rai, P. B.; Darabant, A.; Tshering, U.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2018, 49, pp 89-93
Abstract

To what extent do mistletoes contribute to growth decline in drought-prone forests? Can the rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations offset the negative impacts of drought and mistletoe infestation on tree growth? Long-term data on growth and intrinsic water use efficiency (iWUE) may allow answering...

Author(s)
Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Linares, J. C.; Camarero, J. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2013, 296, pp 64-73
Abstract

We used historical documents, stand mapping, and new methods of dendrochronological analysis to reconstruct 250 y of land-use history of the Simes Tract in Petersham, MA. These data were then used to interpret the origin of the current forest's stand structure within the experimental plots of the...

Author(s)
Ellison, A. M.; Lavine, M.; Kerson, P. B.; Plotkin, A. A. B.; Orwig, D. A.
Publisher
New England Botanical Club, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Rhodora, 2014, 116, 968, pp 377-427
Abstract

Continued increases in global temperatures and incidences of drought have been implicated in elevated tree mortality in many regions, prompting interest in better understanding tree mortality processes. A recent extreme drought in the southwestern U.S. (1996-2003) contributed to elevated tree...

Author(s)
Kane, J. M.; Kolb, T. E.
Publisher
NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2014, 44, 10, pp 1227-1235
Abstract

The negative impacts of severe drought on the growth and vigor of tree species and their relationship with forest decline have not been properly evaluated taking into account the differential responses to such stress of trees, sites and species. We evaluated these responses by quantifying the...

Author(s)
Sánchez-Salguero, R.; Navarro-Cerrillo, R. M.; Camarero, J. J.; Fernández-Cancio, Á.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Climatic Change, 2012, 113, 3/4, pp 767-785
Abstract

The influence of irrigation on the growth of Scots pines was investigated by comparing trees growing along an open water channel with trees growing under natural conditions. We focussed on the reaction of pines to sudden changes in water availability due to the cessation of irrigation and on the...

Author(s)
Rigling, A.; Brühlhart, H.; Bräker, O. U.; Forster, T.; Schweingruber, F. H.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2003, 175, 1/3, pp 285-296

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