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- Kerner, R., et al. Show all 12 Authors
- Forest ecology and management 2016 v.375 pp. 268-278
- Fagus sylvatica subsp. sylvatica; Picea abies; carbon dioxide; climate change; drought; ectomycorrhizae; fine roots; forests; gas exchange; leaves; mixed stands; photosynthesis; plant available water; soil horizons; spring; stem elongation; stomatal conductance; summer; trees; water uptake; xylem
- ... Mixed stands of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) frequently over-yield, when compared to respective monospecific stands. Over-yielding is attributed to enhanced resource uptake efficiency through niche complementarity alleviating species competition, for example through enhanced root stratification in mixture. Under severe and frequent summer drought, ...
- Kerner, R., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Trees 2014 v.28 no.5 pp. 1305-1321
- Fagus sylvatica subsp. sylvatica; Picea abies; climate change; dendrochronology; drought; ecophysiology; ectomycorrhizae; forest stands; forests; models; rain; trees; water supply
- ... KEY MESSAGE : We review causes of synergies in mixed-species stands, develop guiding hypotheses for revealing their mechanisms and present a rainfall exclusion experiment along with a transect (KROOF) for exploring drought effects. While monocultures have dominated forest research and practice in the past, in face of growing resource scarcity and climate change, mixed-species stands are on the adv ...