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The middle mountain of Nepal Himalaya is experiencing higher rate of temperature rise. A dendrochronological study was carried out to verify and record the impact of this warming by using the tree-cores of Pinus roxburghii Sarg. from Bicharichautara village of Syangja in Western Nepal representing...

Author(s)
Sugam Aryal; Bhuju, D. R.; Kharal, D. K.; Gaire, N. P.; Nita Dyola
Publisher
Pakistan Botanical Society, Karachi, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Botany, 2018, 50, 2, pp 579-588
Abstract

Standing dead trees (snags) play important roles in forest ecology by storing carbon as well as providing habitats for many species. Moreover, snags preserved for hundreds of years can provide useful data to extend tree-ring chronologies used for climatological and ecological studies beyond the...

Author(s)
Farahat, E.; Zhang Peng; Gunnarson, B. E.; Fuentes, M.; Stridbeck, P.; Linderholm, H. W.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 2018, 33, 2, pp 114-124
Abstract

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

Human-induced fragmentation affects forest continuity, i.e. availability of a suitable habitat for the target species over a time period. The dependence of wood-inhabiting fungi on landscape level continuity has been well demonstrated, but the importance of local continuity has remained...

Author(s)
Saine, S.; Aakala, T.; Purhonen, J.; Launis, A.; Tuovila, H.; Kosonen, T.; Halme, P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2018, 409, pp 757-765
Abstract

Understanding which variables affect forest resilience to extreme drought is key to predict future dynamics under ongoing climate change. In this study, we analyzed how tree resistance, recovery and resilience to drought have changed along three consecutive droughts and how they were affected by...

Author(s)
Serra-Maluquer, X.; Mencuccini, M.; Martínez-Vilalta, J.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Oecologia, 2018, 187, 1, pp 343-354
Abstract

Climate warming and increasing aridity may negatively impact forest productivity across southern Europe. A better understanding of growth responses to climate and drought in southernmost populations could provide insight on the vulnerability of those forests to aridification. Here we investigate...

Author(s)
Caminero, L.; Génova, M.; Camarero, J. J.; Sánchez-Salguero, R.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2018, 48, pp 20-29
Abstract

In this study, we used a comprehensive tree-ring network from Estonia and investigated Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) radial growth responses to changing climate conditions, considering differences in site conditions and local climates. To assess whether climate influences Scots pine radial...

Author(s)
Metslaid, S.; Hordo, M.; Korjus, H.; Kiviste, A.; Kangur, A.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2018, 252, pp 283-295
Abstract

In this case study, set in south-west Slovenia, the feasibility of reconstructing green water (the combined amount of evaporated and transpired water in trees and available in the soil) was investigated. In a simplified scheme, the amounts of green water were calculated as the difference between...

Author(s)
Poljanšek, S.; Vilhar, U.; Levanič, T.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Environmental Earth Sciences, 2018, 77, 3, pp 92
Abstract

The application of Monteith's models to estimate the gross primary production (GPP) of forest ecosystems is a common and efficient practice. A modified version of one of these parametric models, C-Fix, has been widely tested in Italy at daily to annual temporal scales. The current paper is a step...

Author(s)
Chiesi, M.; Fibbi, L.; Tognetti, R.; Lombardi, F.; Chirici, G.; Teobaldelli, M.; Cherubini, P.; Maselli, F.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
European Journal of Remote Sensing, 2017, 50, pp 577-587
Abstract

The results of study of regeneration periods in pine forests after natural and anthropogenic disturbances have been presented. It has been found that the rate of recovery depends on the type of disturbing factor. The differentiated effect of climatic factors (air temperature, amount of...

Author(s)
Makhnykina, A. V.; Verkhovets, S. V.; Koshurnikova, N. N.
Publisher
Pleiades Publishing, Moscow, Russia
Citation
Biology Bulletin, 2017, 44, 4, pp 470-476

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