Contrasting growth and mortality responses to climate warming of two pine species in a continental Mediterranean ecosystem

Contrasting growth and mortality responses to climate warming of two pine species in a... •Mediterranean pine forests are threatened by increasing warming-related aridification.•Secondary growth and mortality patterns vary between two closely related pine species.•Sustained drought stress predisposes Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii to death.•Punctual drought conditions trigger death events in Pinus sylvestris.•Site conditions modulate growth patterns and drought-induced mortality events. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Contrasting growth and mortality responses to climate warming of two pine species in a continental Mediterranean ecosystem

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2015.12.038
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Abstract

•Mediterranean pine forests are threatened by increasing warming-related aridification.•Secondary growth and mortality patterns vary between two closely related pine species.•Sustained drought stress predisposes Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii to death.•Punctual drought conditions trigger death events in Pinus sylvestris.•Site conditions modulate growth patterns and drought-induced mortality events.

Journal

Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: Mar 1, 2016

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