Special Issue "Tree-Ring Records of Climatic Impacts on Forests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 April 2018)
Prof. Dr. Jordi Voltas
Department of Crop and Forest Sciences - AGROTECNIO Center, University of Lleida, Avda. Rovira Roure 191, 25198 Lleida, Spain
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Interests: mediterranean forests, ecophysiology, stable isotopes ecology, adaptation and evolutionary trade-offs, genotype-environment interaction, drought resistance, dendroecology and tree-ring networks
Tree rings provide long-term information on forest productivity and allow quantifying forest responses to environmental cues. Nowadays the conventional premise stating that site-level growth-climate relationships are stable over time and uniform is challenged based on how trees are reacting to climate warming. Updated information on emerging climatic threats on forests is required as new combinations of climate conditions (precipitation, temperature, and drought) coupled with a more frequent incidence of climate extremes and increasing CO2 are entraining forest ecosystems worldwide. However, the ecological repercussions of climatic change may differ among biomes so we need a qualitative leap forward to increase our knowledge on current and future forest reactions worldwide. We encourage studies on the broad field of tree-ring sciences providing the latest information on present and forecasted tree performances under climate change. Topics potentially contributing to this Special Issue are: (1) long-term growth and physiology of coexisting species regarding their ability to cope with warming-induced drought stress; (2) ecophysiological and genetic basis for individual tree predispositions to climate-driven mortality; and (3) early-warning signals of forest dieback and identification of tipping points at individual (physiological) and population (biogeographical approaches) levels. Data on growth, physiology and wood anatomy derived from tree rings are welcome.Prof. Dr. Jordi Voltas
Dr. Jesús Julio Camarero
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- Climate Warming
- Tree-ring Networks
- Stable Isotopes
- Tree-ring Sciences
- Extreme Climate Events
- Historical Ecology
- Forest Dynamics
- Forest Growth