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In contrast to most high elevation areas, plant growth at Mediterranean mountains is exposed to a summer drought period, which represents an additional climatic constraint to low temperatures. Although arboreal and shrubby conifers coexist at high altitudes, most dendroecological studies have...

Author(s)
García-Cervigón Morales, A. I.; Olano Mendoza, J. M.; Eugenio Gozalbo, M.; Camarero Martínez, J. J.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2012, 30, 4, pp 279-286
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As a result of the study, the Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) local chronology in 'Vasil Serafimov' Ecological Station (Southeast Rila Mountains, Bulgaria) was extended with 21 years, till 2008. A significant relationship (α <0.01) was ascertained between tree-growth indices (ITR) of the Scots...

Author(s)
Dimitrov, D.; Zlatanov, T.; Raev, I.; Stoyanova, N.; Miteva, S.
Publisher
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Forest Research Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria
Citation
Silva Balcanica, 2011, 12, 1, pp 63-70
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
Abstract

Question: Lower montane treeline ecotones such as the inner Alpine dry valleys are regarded as sensitive to climate change. In the dry Valais valley (Switzerland) the composition of the widespread, low altitude Pinus forests is shifting towards a mixed deciduous state. The sub-boreal P. sylvestris...

Author(s)
Weber, P.; Bugmann, H.; Rigling, A.
Publisher
Opulus Press, Uppsala, Sweden
Citation
Journal of Vegetation Science, 2007, 18, 6, pp 777-792

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