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Climate Warming, Wildfire Hazard, and Wildfire Occurrence in Coastal Eastern Spain
A climatic series (1941 to 1994) from a Mediterranean locality of NE Spain was used to calculate two wildfire hazard indices based on daily meteorological data. Both fire hazard indices increasedExpand
Components of tree resilience: effects of successive low‐growth episodes in old ponderosa pine forests
Historical patterns of tree resilience to successive drought‐induced low growth periods in ponderosa pine trees growing in unmanaged, remote forests of the Rocky Mountains suggest that recent increases in forest mortality under current climate trends could relate to thresholds on specific components of resilience (resistance, recovery, resilience itself). Expand
Extreme climatic events and vegetation: the role of stabilizing processes
A demographic framework is proposed to understand this inertia to change based on the balance between adult mortality induced by the event and enhanced recruitment or adult survival after the event, crucial for the establishment of sound management strategies and actions addressed to improve ecosystem resilience under climate change scenarios. Expand
Specific leaf area and dry matter content estimate thickness in laminar leaves.
Leaf thickness can be estimated by (SLA x LDMC)(-1), allowing leaf thickness to be derived from easily and widely measured leaf traits. Expand
Complex spatiotemporal phenological shifts as a response to rainfall changes.
The results show that changes in rainfall and water availability can cause complex phenological changes with likely far-reaching consequences for ecosystem and biosphere functioning and structure and indicates that vegetation may respond to climate change not only with gradual, but also with abrupt temporal and spatial, changes in the timing of greenup onset. Expand
Wildfires and landscape patterns in the Eastern Iberian Peninsula
The relations between disturbance regime and landscape patterns have been developed from a theoretical perspective, but few studies have tested these relations when forces promoting opposingExpand
Species attributes and invasion success by alien plants on Mediterranean islands
Succulence was important in ruderal habitats, long flowering period in agricultural habitats and vertebrate seed dispersal in semi-natural habitats, suggesting that empty niches, avoidance of competitors and exploitation of mutualists, respectively, are important. Expand
Canopy recovery after drought dieback in holm‐oak Mediterranean forests of Catalonia (NE Spain)
The study provides evidence of relevant changes in forest canopy as a consequence of extreme climate events and supports the hypothesis that recurrent droughts can produce a progressive loss of resilience, by depleting the ability of surviving plants to regenerate. Expand
Dynamics of non-structural carbohydrates in terrestrial plants: a global synthesis
Overall, although starch depletion was relatively common, seasonal depletion of total NSC or SS was rare, and these results are consistent with a dual view of NSC function: whereas starch acts mostly as a reservoir for future use, soluble sugars perform immediate functions and are kept above some critical threshold. Expand
Vegetation recovery from fire has been widely studied at the stand level in many types of terrestrial ecosystems, but factors controlling regeneration at the landscape scale are less well known. OverExpand