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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

With increasing temperatures and projected changes in moisture availability for the Mediterranean climate of northern California, empirical evidence of the long-term responses of forests to climate are important for managing these ecosystems. We can assess forest treatment strategies to improve...

Author(s)
Finley, K.; Zhang JianWei
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2019, 10, 6, pp 477
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Author(s)
Stevenson, D. J.; Lynch, T. B.; Guldin, J. M.
Publisher
Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Asheville, USA
Citation
General Technical Report - Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2015, No.SRS-203, pp 301
Abstract

Topography and climate play an integral role in the spatial variability and annual dynamics of aboveground carbon sequestration. Despite knowledge of vegetation-climate-topography relationships on the landscape and hillslope scales, little is known about the influence of complex terrain coupled...

Author(s)
Adams, H. R.; Barnard, H. R.; Loomis, A. K.
Publisher
Ecological Society of America Publications (ESA), Ithaca, USA
Citation
Ecosphere, 2014, 5, 11, pp art148
Abstract

Future droughts are expected to become more severe and frequent under future climate change scenarios, likely causing widespread tree mortality in the western USA. Coping with an uncertain future requires an understanding of long-term ecosystem responses in areas where prolonged drought is...

Author(s)
Truettner, C.; Anderegg, W. R. L.; Biondi, F.; Koch, G. W.; Ogle, K.; Schwalm, C.; Litvak, M. E.; Shaw, J. D.; Ziaco, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2018, 418, pp 55-62
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

Drought and intraspecific competition in red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.) stands in Michigan have been implicated as predisposing factors for increased shoot blight risk caused by Diplodia pinea Desm. The overall objective of this study is to examine the interactive effects of drought, other climatic ...

Author(s)
Chhin, S.; O'Brien, J.
Publisher
NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2015, 45, 12, pp 1757-1767
Abstract

Continued increases in global temperatures and incidences of drought have been implicated in elevated tree mortality in many regions, prompting interest in better understanding tree mortality processes. A recent extreme drought in the southwestern U.S. (1996-2003) contributed to elevated tree...

Author(s)
Kane, J. M.; Kolb, T. E.
Publisher
NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2014, 44, 10, pp 1227-1235
Abstract

Most dendrochronological studies focus on cores sampled from standard positions (main stem, breast height), yet vertical gradients in hydraulic constraints and priorities for carbon allocation may contribute to different growth sensitivities with position. Using cores taken from five positions...

Author(s)
Kerhoulas, L. P.; Kane, J. M.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tree Physiology, 2012, 32, 1, pp 14-23
Abstract

Drought is a recurring phenomenon in the American Southwest. Since the frequency and severity of hydrologic droughts and other hydroclimatic events are of critical importance to the ecology and rapidly growing human population of this region, knowledge of long-term natural hydroclimatic variability ...

Author(s)
Touchan, R.; Woodhouse, C. A.; Meko, D. M.; Allen, C.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Climatology, 2011, 31, 6, pp 896-906

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