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A synthesis of radial growth patterns preceding tree mortality
Cailleret, Maxime (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems)
Stevenjansen, Elisabeth
Robert, Elisabeth M. R. (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Desoto, Lucia
Aakala, Tuomas
Antos, Joseph A.
Beikircher, Barbara
Bigler, Christof
Bugmann, Harald
Caccianiga, Marco
Cada,Vojtech H
Camarero, Jesús J.
Cherubini, Paolo
Cochard, Herve
Coyea, Marie R.
Cufar, Katarina
Das, Adrian J.
Davi, Hendrik
Delzon, Sylvain
Dorman, Michael
Gea-Izquierdo, Guillermo
Gillner, Sten
Haavik, Laurel J.
Hartmann, Henrik
Heres, Ana-Maria (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Hultine, Kevin R.
Janda, Pavel
Kane, Jeffrey M.
Kharuk, Vyacheslav I.
Kitzberger, Thomas
Klein, Tamir
Kramer, Koen
Lens, Frederic
Levanic, Tom
Linares Calderón, Juan C.
Lloret Maya, Francisco (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Lobo-do-Vale, Raquel
Lombardi, Fabio
López Rodríguez, Rosana
Makinen, Harri
Mayr, Stefan
Meszaros, Ilona
Metsaranta, Juham M.
Minunno, Francesco
Oberhuber, Walter
Papadopoulos, Andreas
Peltoniemi, Mikko
Petritan, Anym
Rohner, Brigitte
Sangüesa-Barreda, Gabriel
Sarris, Dimitrios
Smith, Jeremym
Stan, Amanda B.
Sterck, Frank
Stojanovic, Dejan B.
Suárez, María L.
Miroslav, Svoboda
Tognetti, Roberto
Torres-Ruiz, José M.
Trotsiuk, Volodymyr
Villalba, Ricardo
Vodde, Floor
Westwood, Alana R.
Wyckoff, Peter H.
Zafirov, Nikolay
Martínez Vilalta, Jordi, 1975- (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)

Date: 2017
Abstract: Tree mortality is a key factor influencing forest functions and dynamics, but our understanding of the mechanisms leading to mortality and the associated changes in tree growth rates are still limited. We compiled a new pan-continental tree-ring width database from sites where both dead and living trees were sampled (2970 dead and 4224 living trees from 190 sites, including 36 species), and compared early and recent growth rates between trees that died and those that survived a given mortality event. We observed a decrease in radial growth before death in ca. 84% of the mortality events. The extent and duration of these reductions were highly variable (1-100 years in 96% of events) due to the complex interactions among study species and the source(s) of mortality. Strong and long-lasting declines were found for gymnosperms, shade- and drought-tolerant species, and trees that died from competition. Angiosperms and trees that died due to biotic attacks (especially bark-beetles) typically showed relatively small and short-term growth reductions. Our analysis did not highlight any universal trade-off between early growth and tree longevity within a species, although this result may also reflect high variability in sampling design among sites. The intersite and interspecific variability in growth patterns before mortality provides valuable information on the nature of the mortality process, which is consistent with our understanding of the physiological mechanisms leading to mortality. Abrupt changes in growth immediately before death can be associated with generalized hydraulic failure and/or bark-beetle attack, while long-term decrease in growth may be associated with a gradual decline in hydraulic performance coupled with depletion in carbon reserves. Our results imply that growth-based mortality algorithms may be a powerful tool for predicting gymnosperm mortality induced by chronic stress, but not necessarily so for angiosperms and in case of intense drought or bark-beetle outbreaks.
Note: Altres ajuts: this study generated from the COST Action STReESS (FP1106) financially supported by the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020. And the EU Project FEDER 0087 TRANSHABITAT and LIFE12 ENV/FI/000409
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/H2020/659191
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/FP7/624473
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/CGL2015-69186-C2-1-R
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/AGL2014-61175-JIN
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/CGL2013-46808-R
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/CGL2013-48843-C2-2-R
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/CGL2012-32965
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MICINN/CSD2008-0040
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MICINN/CGL2007-60120
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Language: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; acceptedVersion
Subject: Angiosperms ; Death ; Drought ; Growth ; Gymnosperms ; Pathogens ; Ring-width ; Tree mortality
Published in: Global change biology, Vol. 23 issue 4 (April 2017) , p. 1675-1690, ISSN 1365-2486

DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13535

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