Fagus; drought; forests; growth rings; research; risk; stand basal area; temporal variation; trees; water shortages; wood; Europe
... Establishing mixed-species stands is frequently proposed as a strategy to adapt forests to the increasing risk of water scarcity, yet contrasted results have been reported regarding mixing effects on tree drought exposure. To investigate the drivers behind the spatial and temporal variation in water-related mixing effects, we analysed the δ¹³C variation in 22-year tree ring chronologies for beech ...
Drössler, L., et al. ; Pretzsch, H.; Steckel, M.; Heym, M.; Biber, P.; Ammer, C.; Ehbrecht, M.; Bielak, K.; Bravo, F.; Ordóñez, C.; Collet, C.; Vast, F.; Brazaitis, G.; Godvod, K.; Jansons, A.; de-Dios-García, J.; Löf, M.; Aldea, J.; Korboulewsky, N.; Reventlow, D. O. J.; Nothdurft, A.; Engel, M.; Pach, M.; Skrzyszewski, J.; Pardos, M.; Ponette, Q.; Sitko, R.; Fabrika, M.; Svoboda, M.; Černý, J.; Wolff, B.; Ruíz-Peinado, R.; del Río, M.; Show all 33 Authors
Pinus sylvestris; Quercus petraea; climate; climate change; drought; forests; insects; research; site index; temperature; trees; water supply; France; Georgia; Spain; Sweden
... Past failures of monocultures, caused by wind-throw or insect damages, and ongoing climate change currently strongly stimulate research into mixed-species stands. So far, the focus has mainly been on combinations of species with obvious complementary functional traits. However, for any generalization, a broad overview of the mixing reactions of functionally different tree species in different mixi ...
drought; mixed stands; trees; risk; Fagus sylvatica subsp. sylvatica; production technology; pure stands; site index; climate change; stand density; Pinus sylvestris; temperature; climatic factors; mixing; timber production; forest inventory; stand basal area; Ukraine; Sweden; Bulgaria; Spain
... Mixing of complementary tree species may increase stand productivity, mitigate the effects of drought and other risks, and pave the way to forest production systems which may be more resource-use efficient and stable in the face of climate change. However, systematic empirical studies on mixing effects are still missing for many commercially important and widespread species combinations. Here we s ...