Canopy recovery after drought dieback in holm‐oak Mediterranean forests of Catalonia (NE Spain)

@article{Lloret2004CanopyRA,
  title={Canopy recovery after drought dieback in holm‐oak Mediterranean forests of Catalonia (NE Spain)},
  author={F. Lloret and D. Siscart and Carles Dalmases},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={2092-2099}
}
Climate change is likely to produce more frequent and longer droughts in the Mediterranean region, like that of 1994, which produced important changes in the Quercus ilex forests, with up to 76% of the trees showing complete canopy dieback. At the landscape level, a mosaic of responses to the drought was observed, linked to the distribution of lithological substrates. Damage to the dominant tree species (Q. ilex) and the most common understorey shrub (Erica arborea) was more noticeable on the… Expand

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