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Tree species occupy different hydrological niches and climate warming may affect tree performance in those niches through increased drought stress. However, the effects of climate warming on growth, carbon and water fluxes would differ depending on species' hydrological niche. Species from wet...

Author(s)
Camarero, J. J.; Sánchez-Salguero, R.; Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Matías, L.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2018, 52, pp 87-95
Abstract

Understanding which variables affect forest resilience to extreme drought is key to predict future dynamics under ongoing climate change. In this study, we analyzed how tree resistance, recovery and resilience to drought have changed along three consecutive droughts and how they were affected by...

Author(s)
Serra-Maluquer, X.; Mencuccini, M.; Martínez-Vilalta, J.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Oecologia, 2018, 187, 1, pp 343-354
Abstract

Past and present environmental changes cause significant changes in tree growth in many parts of the world, where both decreasing and increasing growth trends have been detected over the last decades. The Mediterranean basin is especially sensitive to climate change and subsequent tree growth...

Author(s)
Janssen, E.; Kint, V.; Bontemps, J. D.; Özkan, K.; Mert, A.; Köse, N.; Icel, B.; Muys, B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2018, 412, pp 21-28
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

Drought stress causes a reduction in tree growth and forest productivity, which could be aggravated by climate warming and defoliation due to moth outbreaks. We investigate how European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar dispar L., Lepidoptera: Erebidae) outbreak and related climate conditions affected...

Author(s)
Camarero, J. J.; Álvarez-Taboada, F.; Hevia, A.; Castedo-Dorado, F.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Plant Science, 2018, 9, October, pp 1582
Abstract

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

"Warming hiatus" occurred in the Altay-Sayan Mountain Region, Siberia in c. 1997-2014. We analyzed evergreen conifer (EGC) stands area (satellite data) and trees (Siberian pine, Pinus sibirica Du Tour, Siberian fir, Abies sibirica Ledeb.) growth increment (dendrochronology data) response to climate ...

Author(s)
Kharuk, V. I.; Im, S. T.; Petrov, I. A.
Publisher
Science Press and Springer, Beijing, China
Citation
Journal of Mountain Science, 2018, 15, 12, pp 2579-2589
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
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

Drought is a major constraint of forest productivity and tree growth across diverse habitat types. In this study, we investigated the drought responses of four conifer species growing within two locations of differing elevation and climatic conditions in northern Mexico. Two species were selected...

Author(s)
Pompa-García, M.; González-Cásares, M.; Acosta-Hernández, A. C.; Camarero, J. J.; Rodríguez-Catón, M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2017, 8, 5, pp 175

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