Population differentiation in tree-ring growth response of white fir (Abies concolor) to climate [electronic resource] : Implications for predicting forest responses to climate change
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1993.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- 143 pages : digital, PDF file
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- Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
United States. Department of Energy
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Forest succession models and correlative models have predicted 200--650 kilometer shifts in the geographic range of temperate forests and forest species as one response to global climate change. Few studies have investigated whether population differences may effect the response of forest species to climate change. This study examines differences in tree-ring growth, and in the phenotypic plasticity of tree-ring growth in 16-year old white fir, Abies concolor, from ten populations grown in four common gardens in the Sierra Nevada of California. For each population, tree-ring growth was modelled as a function of precipitation and degree-day sums. Tree-ring growth under three scenarios of doubled C0₂ climates was estimated.
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