Physiological responses of forest trees to heat and drought.

  title={Physiological responses of forest trees to heat and drought.},
  author={Heinz Rennenberg and Francesco Loreto and Andrea Polle and Federico Brilli and Silvano Fares and Rajender S. Beniwal and Arthur Gessler},
  journal={Plant biology},
  volume={8 5},
The heat wave of summer 2003 was the largest and the most persistent ever experienced in Central Europe and has fuelled concern about the effects of climate change on European ecosystems. Since forests constitute the most important European ecosystems, in this review article we assess current knowledge on the effects of heat and drought on key metabolic processes for growth and productivity of forest trees. In particular, the general consequences of heat and drought on (1) photosynthesis and… CONTINUE READING

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