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Climate, competition and site conditions are the main drivers controlling annual secondary growth in tree species. These factors do no act independently on tree growth, but by means of interactions, resulting in mediated interactive effects. For example, the stress gradient hypothesis postulates...

Author(s)
Calama, R.; Conde, M.; de-Dios-García, J.; Madrigal, G.; Vázquez-Piqué, J.; Javier Gordo, F.; Pardos, M.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2019, 264, pp 309-321
Abstract

Wood formation is the primary biological process through which carbon is durably sequestered in woody plants, and is thus a major contributor to mitigate climate change. We analyzed the tree growth patterns of four conifer species across the Iberian Peninsula (IP) based on a dense...

Author(s)
Martínez del Castillo, E.; Tejedor, E.; Serrano-Notivoli, R.; Novak, K.; Saz, M. Á.; Longares, L. A.; Luis, M. de
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2018, 9, 7, pp 416
Abstract

Accurately aging trees is critical for understanding tree demography and tree responses to environmental change. Given the proliferation of studies aimed at understanding the effects of climate and disturbance on forest ecosystems, it is important to understand the tradeoffs between field-based age ...

Author(s)
Hankin, L. E.; Higuera, P. E.; Davis, K. T.; Dobrowski, S. Z.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2018, 427, pp 365-371
Abstract

Increasingly detailed records of long-term fire regime characteristics are needed to test ecological concepts and inform natural resource management and policymaking. We reconstructed and analyzed twelve 350+ yr-long fire scar records developed from 2612 tree-ring dated fire scars on 432 living and ...

Author(s)
Stambaugh, M. C.; Marschall, J. M.; Abadir, E. R.; Jones, B. C.; Brose, P. H.; Dey, D. C.; Guyette, R. P.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecosphere, 2018, 9, 5, pp e02222
Abstract

Forests sequester large amounts of carbon annually and are integral in buffering against effects of global change. Increasing atmospheric CO2 may enhance photosynthesis and/or decrease stomatal conductance (gs) thereby enhancing intrinsic water-use efficiency (iWUE), having potential indirect and...

Author(s)
Reed, C. C.; Ballantyne, A. P.; Cooper, L. A.; Sala, A.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Global Change Biology, 2018, 24, 9, pp 3922-3937
Abstract

Studies of forest growth under induced climatic variations allow estimating the intensity of impacts on forest ecosystems and understanding them. In the present study, the climatic response of Pinus cembroides radial increase was evaluated based on precipitation and average temperature (maximum,...

Author(s)
Carlón Allende, T.; Mendoza, M. E.; Villanueva Díaz, J.; Li YanMei
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Trees: Structure and Function, 2018, 32, 5, pp 1387-1399
Abstract

The proportion of planted forests in the Mediterranean Basin is one of the largest in the world. These plantations are dominated by pine species and present a series of characteristics such as low elevation, high competition or small tree size that make them more vulnerable to droughts. However,...

Author(s)
Rubio-Cuadrado, Á.; Camarero, J. J.; Aspizua, R.; Sánchez-González, M.; Gil, L.; Montes, F.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2018, 51, pp 54-65
Abstract

Reported here are original data related to the article "Indigenous knowledge and stand characteristics of a threatened tree species in a highly insecure area: Chilgoza pine in Afghanistan" (Shalizi et al., 2018). A dendrochronological summary of all known chilgoza pine tree growth increment cores...

Author(s)
Shalizi, M. N.; Groninger, J. W.; Khurram, S.; Ruffner, C. M.; Burney, O. T.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Data in Brief, 2018, 18, pp 939-946
Abstract

Stable carbon isotope ratios (δ13C) in tree rings have been increasingly used as indicators of climatic and ecological processes. However, compared to inter-annual δ13C variability, the factors related to inter-tree and -site variability (i.e., dendroclimatic noise) have attracted less attention....

Author(s)
Helama, S.; Arppe, L.; Hyvönen, J.; Mielikäinen, K.; Oinonen, M.
Publisher
The Geochemical Society of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Geochemical Journal, 2018, 52, 4, pp 287-298
Abstract

Water and carbon fluxes in forests are largely related to leaf gas exchange physiology varying across spatiotemporal scales and modulated by plant responses to environmental cues. We quantified the relevance of genetic and phenotypic variation of intrinsic water-use efficiency (WUEi, ratio of net...

Author(s)
Santini, F.; Ferrio, J. P.; Hereș, A. M.; Notivol, E.; Piqué, M.; Serrano, L.; Shestakova, T. A.; Sin, E.; Vericat, P.; Voltas, J.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Forest Research, 2018, 137, 6, pp 863-878

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