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Climate change involves warmer temperatures, altered precipitation patterns, increased climatic variability and, in Mediterranean regions, increased frequency and severity of droughts. Tree species may show different growth responses to these components of climatic change, which may trigger changes ...

Author(s)
Granda, E.; Camarero, J. J.; Gimeno, T. E.; Martínez-Fernández, J.; Valladares, F.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Forest Research, 2013, 132, 3, pp 469-480
Abstract

Co-occurring species may have differing growth responses to the seasonal timing of climatic events. In this study, we used dendrochronology to examine the importance of seasonal climate on radial stem growth of three co-occurring species in Florida scrub, myrtle oak (Quercus myrtifolia Willd.),...

Author(s)
Foster, T. E.; Schmalzer, P. A.; Fox, G. A.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Forest Research, 2015, 134, 3, pp 497-510
Abstract

Compared to the alpine regions of Austria, the eastern part of the country is overall warmer and drier with some tree species growing at the dry limit within their ecological range. This suggests that tree rings may be a valuable proxy for hydroclimatic variability. In this study, we develop...

Author(s)
Karanitsch-Ackerl, S.; Holawe, F.; Laaha, G.; Wimmer, R.; Grabner, M.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2017, 45, pp 39-51
Abstract

We used historical documents, stand mapping, and new methods of dendrochronological analysis to reconstruct 250 y of land-use history of the Simes Tract in Petersham, MA. These data were then used to interpret the origin of the current forest's stand structure within the experimental plots of the...

Author(s)
Ellison, A. M.; Lavine, M.; Kerson, P. B.; Plotkin, A. A. B.; Orwig, D. A.
Publisher
New England Botanical Club, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Rhodora, 2014, 116, 968, pp 377-427
Abstract

Soil properties can buffer forest response to global climate change. However, it is unclear how soil characteristics, water availability and their interactions can affect drought response of trees. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of soil nutrients and physical soil properties on...

Author(s)
Lévesque, M.; Walthert, L.; Weber, P.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecology (Oxford), 2016, 104, 2, pp 377-387
Abstract

Understanding impacts of drought on tree growth and forest health is of major concern given projected climate change. Droughts may become more common in the Southwest due to extreme temperatures that will drive increased evapotranspiration and lower soil moisture, in combination with uncertain...

Author(s)
Peltier, D. M. P.; Fell, M.; Ogle, K.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Ecological Monographs, 2016, 86, 3, pp 312-326
Abstract

In most dendrochronological studies, climate-growth relationships are established on dominant trees to minimize non-climatic signals. However, response to environmental factors may be affected by tree-size, which begs the question of the representativeness of dominant trees on the stand level. To...

Author(s)
Mérian, P.; Lebourgeois, F.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2011, 261, 8, pp 1382-1391
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

This proceedings contains 6 papers on the applications of intra-annual analyses in wood formation. The first paper introduces the pinning method from sample collection to anatomical observations on Pinus sylvestris and Picea abies and from cell measurements to data arrangement. The next paper...

Author(s)
Rossi, S.; Deslauriers, A.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, Jena, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2007, 25, 2, pp 75-133

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