Rapid climate change-related growth decline at the southern range edge of Fagus sylvatica

  title={Rapid climate change-related growth decline at the southern range edge of Fagus sylvatica},
  author={A. Jump and J. M. Hunt and J. Pe{\~n}uelas},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
  • A. Jump, J. M. Hunt, J. Peñuelas
  • Published 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • Global Change Biology
  • Studies on Fagus sylvatica show that growth in populations toward the southern limit of this species’ distribution is limited strongly by drought. Warming temperatures in the Mediterranean region are expected to exacerbate drought where they are not accompanied by increases in precipitation. We studied levels of annual growth in mature F. sylvatica trees over the last half-century in the Montseny Mountains in Catalonia (northeast Spain). Our results show significantly lower growth of mature… CONTINUE READING
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