The temporal response to drought in a Mediterranean evergreen tree: comparing a regional precipitation gradient and a throughfall exclusion experiment.

@article{MartinStPaul2013TheTR,
  title={The temporal response to drought in a Mediterranean evergreen tree: comparing a regional precipitation gradient and a throughfall exclusion experiment.},
  author={Nicolas K Martin-StPaul and J M Limousin and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Vogt-Schilb and Jes{\'u}s Rodr{\'i}guez-Calcerrada and Serge Rambal and Damien Longepierre and Laurent Misson},
  journal={Global change biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={2413-26}
}
Like many midlatitude ecosystems, Mediterranean forests will suffer longer and more intense droughts with the ongoing climate change. The responses to drought in long-lived trees differ depending on the time scale considered, and short-term responses are currently better understood than longer term acclimation. We assessed the temporal changes in trees facing a chronic reduction in water availability by comparing leaf-scale physiological traits, branch-scale hydraulic traits, and stand-scale… CONTINUE READING
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