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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
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Tendencies of climatic variability indicate that northern Mexico will soon suffer from severe drought. Modeling the influence of climate and ecological processes would help researchers better understand the future implication of climatic variations. Here, we reconstructed historical seasonal...

Author(s)
Pompa-García, M.; Jurado, E.
Publisher
Springer-Wien, Wien, Austria
Citation
Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 2014, 117, 3/4, pp 495-500
Abstract

Precipitation around Cyprus, a relatively small island, is generally consistent in year-to-year variation in all dimensions except amplitude, with the higher elevations in the west generally receiving more precipitation. An annual record of precipitation was found in tree-rings of the predominant...

Author(s)
Griggs, C.; Pearson, C.; Manning, S. W.; Lorentzen, B.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Climatology, 2014, 34, 8, pp 2702-2714
Abstract

Understanding past and recent climate and atmospheric circulation variability is vital for regions that are affected by climate extremes. In mid-latitude Asia, however, the synoptic climatology is complex and not yet fully understood. The aim of this study was to investigate dominant synoptic-scale ...

Author(s)
Seim, A.; Schultz, J. A.; Leland, C.; Davi, N.; Byambasuren, O.; Liang, E.; Wang XiaoChun; Beck, C.; Linderholm, H. W.; Pederson, N.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Climate Dynamics, 2017, 49, 5/6, pp 1917-1931
Abstract

We reconstruct pandora moth (Coloradia pandora Blake) outbreaks and climate from a 1572-year (435-2006 CE) ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex Laws.) chronology from a lava flow in central Oregon. We took samples from 128 living trees and remnant logs and crossdated the samples using skeleton ...

Author(s)
Clark, P. W.; Speer, J. H.; Winship, L. J.
Publisher
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Citation
Tree-Ring Research, 2017, 73, 2, pp 113-125
Abstract

The mesosphytic forests of eastern North America represent a forest region characterized by dramatic 20th century changes in disturbance regimes, notably the exclusion of fire. Tree-ring reconstructions of forest disturbance can inform restoration and management plans by placing these changes into...

Author(s)
Saladyga, T.
Publisher
Natural Areas Association, Bend, USA
Citation
Natural Areas Journal, 2017, 37, 1, pp 49-57
Abstract

Exploring how drought influences growth, performance, and survival in different species is crucial to understanding the impacts of climate change on forest ecosystems. Here, we investigate the responses of two co-occurring pines (Pinus nigra and Pinus sylvestris) to interannual drought in...

Author(s)
Martin-Benito, D.; Anchukaitis, K. J.; Evans, M. N.; Río, M. del; Beeckman, H.; Cañellas, I.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2017, 8, 9, pp 332
Abstract

In 2011, the most destructive wildfire in Texas history (Bastrop County Complex Fire, BCCF) burned 34,000 acres including most of Bastrop State Park. We used dendrochronological analysis of vegetation paired with documentary information to reconstruct the historical fire regime, changes in forest...

Author(s)
Stambaugh, M. C.; Creacy, G.; Sparks, J.; Rooney, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2017, 396, pp 91-101
Abstract

Global warming will significantly increase transpirational water demand, which could dramatically affect plant physiology and carbon and water budgets. Tree ring δ18O is a potential index of the leaf-to-air vapor-pressure deficit (VPD) and therefore has great potential for long-term climatic...

Author(s)
Liu XiaoHong; Zhang XuanWen; Zhao LiangJu; Xu GuoBao; Wang LiXin; Sun WeiZhen; Zhang QiuLiang; Wang WenZhi; Zeng XiaoMin; Wu GuoJu
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2017, 122, 13, pp 6697-6712
Abstract

Chinese pine (Pinus tabulaeformis) is a highly climate-sensitive species. Presently, the Huanglong Mountains are covered by widespread forests dominated by Chinese pine and thus has a great potential for dendrochronological studies. To increase the knowledge of NDVI changes of the Loess Plateau and ...

Author(s)
Wang HuiQin; Chen Feng; Zhang RuiBo; Qin Li
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Environment, Development and Sustainability, 2017, 19, 6, pp 2535-2546

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