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Dendrochronology and climate-growth modelling were used to assess to what extent defoliation by pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) depresses growth in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) at the species' southernmost distribution limit (southern Spain). Basal area increment (BAI) was...

Author(s)
Linares, J. C.; Senhadji, K.; Herrero, A.; Hódar, J. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2014, 315, pp 129-137
Abstract

In the Mediterranean region, the effects of climate change on tree growth have been more and more noticeable in recent decades. Pinus nigra is one of the most common mid-elevation pine in this region and one of the species most affected by increasing dryness. In Tunisia, in order to guide species...

Author(s)
Fkiri, S.; Guibal, F.; Fady, B.; El-Khorchani, A.; Khaldi, A.; Khouja, M. L.; Nasr, Z.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2018, 50, pp 44-51
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

Mediterranean tree rings are characterized by intra-annual density fluctuations (IADFs) due to partly climate-driven cambial activity. IADFs are used as structural signals to gain information on relations between environmental conditions and eco-physiological processes during xylogenesis, with...

Author(s)
Micco, V. de; Balzano, A.; Čufar, K.; Aronne, G.; Gričar, J.; Merela, M.; Battipaglia, G.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Plant Science, 2016, 7, May, pp 705
Abstract

This study presents the results of a dendrochronological and dendroclimatological study of Scots pine growth on dry sites in Estonia and Finland. Increment cores from two regions in Estonia and from five regions in Finland are used. The cores were collected from living trees nearby permanent...

Author(s)
Hordo, M.; Henttonen, H. M.; Mäkinen, H.; Helama, S.; Kiviste, A.
Publisher
Lithuanian Forest Research Institute (Lietuvos Misku Institutas), Kaunas, Lithuania
Citation
Baltic Forestry, 2011, 17, 1, pp 35-49, 163
Abstract

Drought and intraspecific competition in red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.) stands in Michigan have been implicated as predisposing factors for increased shoot blight risk caused by Diplodia pinea Desm. The overall objective of this study is to examine the interactive effects of drought, other climatic ...

Author(s)
Chhin, S.; O'Brien, J.
Publisher
NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2015, 45, 12, pp 1757-1767
Abstract

In this study, we assessed the effects of chronic defoliation on radial, height and volume growth of Crimean pine (Pinus nigra Arnold) trees of the pine processionary moth [Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni Tams (Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae)] in western Turkey. Crimean pine tree ring chronologies were...

Author(s)
Carus, S.
Publisher
Journal of Environmental Biology, Lucknow, India
Citation
Journal of Environmental Biology, 2010, 31, 4, pp 453-460
Abstract

Although growth limitation of trees at Alpine and high-latitude timberlines by prevailing summer temperature is well established, the loss of thermal response of radial tree growth during last decades has repeatedly been addressed. We examined long-term variability of climate-growth relationships...

Author(s)
Oberhuber, W.; Kofler, W.; Pfeifer, K.; Seeber, A.; Gruber, A.; Wieser, G.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Trees: Structure and Function, 2008, 22, 1, pp 31-40
Abstract

We present evidence of a recent drying in the eastern Mediterranean, based on weather and tree-ring data for Samos, an island of the eastern Aegean Sea. Rainfall declined rapidly after the late 1970s following trends for the entire Mediterranean and was associated with reduced tree-ring width in ...

Author(s)
Sarris, D.; Christodoulakis, D.; Körner, C.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Global Change Biology, 2007, 13, 6, pp 1187-1200
Abstract

The record-breaking heat-wave in summer 2003 was expected to have a strong impact on tree growth, especially where trees occur at their ecological limits. We studied radial growth response of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) and Norway spruce (Picea abies) exposed to dry inner Alpine climate (Tyrol,...

Author(s)
Pichler, P.; Oberhuber, W.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2007, 242, 2/3, pp 688-699

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