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  • Abies alba
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    Within-species populations exhibit similar physiology under current climate but may diverge under warmer and drier conditions

    Recent repeated episodes of drought and high temperatures have resulted in substantial dieback of silver fir in the Spanish Pyrenees. However, mortality has been much greater in populations from the westernmost Pyrenees than in eastern populations. It is hypothesized that drought-resistant eastern populations are less vulnerable to climate change-related stress than western populations. Given that […] More

  • Warming and nitrogen effects on plant phenology

    Warming and nitrogen effects on plant phenology

    Phenology is one of most sensitive traits of plants in response to regional climate warming and it may interact with other environmental change factors such as increasing nitrogen deposition. Xia and Wan conduct a 4-year field experiment manipulating temperature and N in a temperate grassland system in northern China and study the effects on eight plant […] More