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Morphological and functional variability in the root system of Quercus ilex L. subject to confinement: consequences for afforestation
It is concluded that root systems developed in longer tubes are more efficient for plant water uptake and, therefore, changes in root pattern produced in standard forest containers may in fact prevent a proper establishment of the holm oak in the field, particularly in xeric environments. Expand
Large-scale reforestation and afforestation policy in Spain: A historical review of its underlying ecological, socioeconomic and political dynamics
Spain had not more than six million hectares of woodlands in the mid-19th century. Nowadays woodlands cover more than sixteen million hectares. During the last one hundred and fifty years, muchExpand
Evaluation of unventilated treeshelters in the context of Mediterranean climate: Insights from a study on Quercus faginea seedlings assessed with a 3D architectural plant model
Unventilated treeshelters have been widely used to protect seedlings against animal browsing and prevent seed predation by rodents, when the method used is seeding instead of planting. This lastExpand
Fire‐induced deforestation in drought‐prone Mediterranean forests: drivers and unknowns from leaves to communities
Over the past 15 years, 3 million hectares of forests have been converted into shrublands or grasslands in the Mediterranean countries of the European Union. Fire and drought are the main driversExpand
Phenotypic diversity and delimitation between wild and cultivated forms of the genus Pyrus in North-eastern Spain based on morphometric analyses
A limited success in identifying genuine wild individuals based on morphometric data is suggested, which can be ascribed either to poor phenotypic diversity and lack of distinguishing traits among species or to widespread crossability and subsequent development of hybrid/introgressant populations between wild and cultivated specimens. Expand
Carbon Isotope Discrimination, Gas Exchange and Stem Growth of Four Euramerican Hybrid Poplars under Different Watering Regimes
The lack of significant genotype×watering regime interactions for gas exchange traits and Δs suggested that water shortage imposed by low irrigation was not sufficient to reveal physiological adaptations to drought, suggesting that the current irrigation scheme employed in the region is superfluous to the water consumption needs of poplars. Expand
Contrasting ecophysiological strategies related to drought: the case of a mixed stand of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) and a submediterranean oak (Quercus subpyrenaica)
A more pronounced negative effect of steadily increasing drought stress on long-term growth in pines compared with oaks is found and indicates the adaptive advantage of Q. subpyrenaica in the area. Expand
Building bridges: an integrated strategy for sustainable food production throughout the value chain
The challenges at different stages and levels of the value chain are considered and how new technologies and strategies could be used to build bridges and achieve more sustainable food/feed production in the future are considered. Expand
Physiological Keys for Natural and Artificial Regeneration of Oaks
Oak forests can naturally regenerate from seed or from sprouts, but they involve a crucial difference: i.e. regeneration from seeds affects population genetics while sprouting assures the recovery of biomass after a disturbance but it does not involve sexual reproduction. Expand
A reduced growth model based on stand basal area. A case for hybrid poplar plantations in northeast Spain
Whole-stand models normally require data on initial stand basal area and dominant height. Dominant height measurements are time-consuming and often imprecise, compromising subsequent predictions.Expand