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Background and Aims: Mediterranean trees have patterns of cambial activity with one or more pauses per year, leading to intra-annual density fluctuations (IADFs) in tree rings. We analysed xylogenesis (January 2015-January 2016) in Pinus pinea L. and Arbutus unedo L., co-occurring at a site on Mt....

Author(s)
Balzano, A.; Čufar, K.; Battipaglia, G.; Merela, M.; Prislan, P.; Aronne, G.; Micco, V. de
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Botany, 2018, 121, 6, pp 1231-1242
Abstract

Premise of the study: A network of mountain observing stations has been installed in the Great Basin of North America. NevCAN (Nevada Climate-ecohydrological Assessment Network), which spans a latitudinal range of 2.5° and two elevation ranges of about 2000 m each, enabled us to investigate tree...

Author(s)
Ziaco, E.; Biondi, F.; Rossi, S.; Deslauriers, A.
Publisher
Botanical Society of America Inc., St. Louis, USA
Citation
Applications in Plant Sciences, 2014, 2, 10, pp 1400054
Abstract

The responses of the vascular cambium and tracheid differentiation to extreme drought in Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis Mill.) were investigated. The research focused on the drought year of 2005, in the primary study area at Maigmo (MAI) in southeastern Spain, with comparisons in Jarafuel (JAL) and...

Author(s)
Novak, K.; Luis, M. de; Gričar, J.; Prislan, P.; Merela, M.; Smith, K. T.; Čufar, K.
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
IAWA Journal, 2016, 37, 2, pp 260-274
Abstract

Hydraulic impairment due to xylem embolism and carbon starvation are the two proposed mechanisms explaining drought-induced forest dieback and tree death. Here, we evaluate the relative role played by these two mechanisms in the long-term by quantifying wood-anatomical traits (tracheid size and...

Author(s)
Pellizzari, E.; Camarero, J. J.; Gazol, A.; Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Carrer, M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Global Change Biology, 2016, 22, 6, pp 2125-2137
Abstract

We investigated the variation of wood anatomical characteristics and carbon isotopic composition of tree rings showing intra-annual density fluctuations (IADFs) in plants of Pinus pinaster growing at a coastal plantation in Tuscany (Italy). IADFs are regions of the tree ring where wood density...

Author(s)
Micco, V. de; Saurer, M.; Aronne, G.; Tognetti, R.; Cherubini, P.
Publisher
National Herbarium Nederland, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
IAWA Journal, 2007, 28, 1, pp 61-74
Abstract

We investigated the influence of climate on the ring width and xylem anatomy of two co-occurring pines (Pinus nigra Arn. and P. sylvestris L.) in the mountains of east-central Spain in order to test their utility for dendroclimatic reconstructions. We developed chronologies of ring width, mean...

Author(s)
Martin-Benito, D.; Beeckman, H.; Cañellas, I.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Forest Research, 2013, 132, 1, pp 33-45
Abstract

Northern latitude and upper altitude climatic treelines have received increasing attention given their potential sensitivity to atmospheric and climate change. While greater radial stem growth at treeline sites in recent decades has been attributed largely to increasing temperature, rising...

Author(s)
Handa, I. T.; Körner, C.; Hättenschwiler, S.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Global Change Biology, 2006, 12, 12, pp 2417-2430

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