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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

Density curves examined in conjunction with X-ray photographs of increment cores of Abies alba, Picea abies, Pinus sylvestris and Pseudotsuga menziesii, show that they give a reliable picture of moisture distribution within the annual rings. Minimum and maximum values (particularly the maximum)...

Author(s)
Polge, H.
Citation
Mem. Soc. Bot. France, 1966, 1966, pp 123-8