Human land-use, forest dynamics and tree growth at the treeline in the Western Italian Alps

  title={Human land-use, forest dynamics and tree growth at the treeline in the Western Italian Alps},
  author={R. Ma and Mariano Mb and Paola Nc},
  • R. Ma, Mariano Mb, Paola Nc
  • Published 2006
Three plots were sampled along an altitudinal gradient in the upper Susa Valley (Piedmont, Italy) on a northeastern slope from 1800 to 2300 m a.s.l. In order to reconstruct recent dynamics at this altitudinal range various techniques were used. Dendroecological methods were used to reconstruct the age structures of tree populations. Growth dynamics were investigated both by observing Basal Area Increment (BAI) in old and dominant trees and by comparing the BAIs within a given cambial age class… CONTINUE READING
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