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Life Sciences - Forestry | NOW AVAILABLE: VIRTUAL ISSUE No. 1: Dendroclimatology and Dendroecology

NOW AVAILABLE: VIRTUAL ISSUE No. 1: Dendroclimatology and Dendroecology

Welcome to the First VIRTUAL ISSUE of TREES - Structure and Function 

A new initiative in providing a service for readers of TREES - Structure and Function

In view of the rapid advancement of studies on the structure and function of trees, we are pleased to announce our journal feature: “Virtual Issues”. These Virtual Issues bring together papers on a specific topic that were recently published in TREES - Structure and Function. They provide a service to our readers, who find it increasingly difficult to keep up with the literature.
We proudly present the 1st Virtual Issue of TREES - Structure and Function.

VIRTUAL ISSUE No. 1: Dendroclimatology and Dendroecology 

Considering the great common concern about potential global climate changes we chose for this first Virtual Issue the topic of growth ring analyses for climate reconstruction and its potential as a basis of forecasting tree and ecosystem responses to global climate change. In the last two years, the topic was addressed in our journal by one special issue (vol. 25, number 1, Bräuning 2011) and more than 30 individual contributions, a selection of which is reproduced in this Virtual Issue.
Ulrich E. Lüttge, Robert D.Guy - Editors-in-Chief

Tree-ring growth and stable isotopes (13C and 15N) detect effects of wildfires on tree physiological processes in Pinus sylvestris L. 

By Rachele Beghin, Paolo Cherubini, Giovanna Battipaglia, Rolf Siegwolf, Matthias Saurer and Giovanni Bovio

Continental-scale climatic drivers of growth ring variability in an Australian conifer  

By David M. J. S. Bowman, Lynda D. Prior, David Y. P. Tng, Quan Hua and Timothy J. Brodribb

Dendrochronology of lianas of the Leguminosae family from the Atlantic Forest, Brazil  

By Arno Fritz Neves Brandes, Claudio Sergio Lisi and Cláudia Franca Barros

Editorial note for the special issue on ‘Tropical Dendroecology’  

By Achim Bräuning

Stable carbon isotopes in tree rings indicate improved water use efficiency and drought responses of a tropical dry forest tree species  

By Roel J. W. Brienen, Wolfgang Wanek and Peter Hietz

Diverse climate sensitivity of Mediterranean tree-ring width and density  

By Ulf Büntgen, David Frank, Valerie Trouet and Jan Esper

Vessel features of Quercus ilex L. growing under Mediterranean climate have a better climatic signal than tree-ring width  

By Filipe Campelo, Cristina Nabais, Emilia Gutiérrez, Helena Freitas and Ignacio García-González

The effect of anthropogenic activities on the reduction of urban tree sensitivity to climatic change: dendrochronological evidence from Chinese pine in Shenyang city  

By Zhenju Chen, Xingyuan He, Mingxing Cui, Nicole Davi, Xianliang Zhang, Wei Chen and Yu Sun

Relationships of stable carbon isotopes, plant water potential and growth: an approach to asses water use efficiency and growth strategies of dry land agroforestry species  

By Aster Gebrekirstos, Meine van Noordwijk, Henry Neufeldt and Ralph Mitlöhner

Climate controls act at different scales on the seasonal pattern of Quercus ilex L. stem radial increments in NE Spain  

By Emilia Gutiérrez, Filipe Campelo, J. Julio Camarero, Montserrat Ribas, Elena Muntán, Cristina Nabais and Helena Freitas

Climate signals in the ring widths and stable carbon, hydrogen and oxygen isotopic composition of Larix decidua growing at the forest limit in the southeastern European Alps  

By Polona Hafner, Iain Robertson, Danny McCarroll, Neil J. Loader, Mary Gagen, Roderick J. Bale, Högne Jungner, Eloni Sonninen, Emmi Hilasvuori and Tom Levanič

Seasonality and growth rings in lianas of Bignoniaceae  

By André C. Lima, Marcelo R. Pace and Veronica Angyalossy

The environmental signals of stable carbon isotope in various tree-ring components of Pinus tabulaeformis  

By Linmin Ma, Rena Duolikun, Zhao Jianfu and Giacomo Lorenzini

Effects of climate on diameter growth of co-occurring Fagus sylvatica and Abies alba along an altitudinal gradient  

By Cailleret Maxime and Davi Hendrik

Discrete versus continuous analysis of anatomical and δ13C variability in tree rings with intra-annual density fluctuations  

By Veronica De Micco, Giovanna Battipaglia, Willi A. Brand, Petra Linke, Matthias Saurer, Giovanna Aronne and Paolo Cherubini

δ13C signature of tree rings and radial increment of Fagus sylvatica trees as dependent on tree neighborhood and climate  

By Inga Mölder, Christoph Leuschner and Hanns Hubert Leuschner

Araucaria araucana tree-ring chronologies in Argentina: spatial growth variations and climate influences  

By Ignacio A. Mundo, Fidel A. Roig Juñent, Ricardo Villalba, Thomas Kitzberger and Marcelo D. Barrera

Effect of climatic variability on δ13C and tree-ring growth in piñon pine (Pinus edulis)  

By Teresa Lynn Newberry

Combining tree-ring analyses on stems and coarse roots to study the growth dynamics of forest trees: a case study on Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] H. Karst)  

By Petia Simeonova Nikolova, Christian Zang and Hans Pretzsch

Climatic control of intra-annual wood density fluctuations of Pinus pinaster in NW Spain  

By Vicente Rozas, Ignacio García-González and Rafael Zas

Dendroecology in the tropics: a review  

By Danaë M. A. Rozendaal and Pieter A. Zuidema

Responses to climate by tree-ring widths and maximum latewood densities of two Abies species at upper and lower altitudinal distribution limits in central Japan  

By Koichi Takahashi, Isao Okuhara, Yohei Tokumitsu and Koh Yasue

Consequences of larch budmoth outbreaks on the climatic significance of ring width and stable isotopes of larch  

By Kathrin Weidner, I. Heinrich, G. Helle, J. Löffler, B. Neuwirth, G. H. Schleser and H. Vos

Dendrochronology in the dry tropics: the Ethiopian case  

By T. H. G. Wils, U. G. W. Sass-Klaassen, Z. Eshetu, A. Bräuning, A. Gebrekirstos, C. Couralet, I. Robertson, R. Touchan, M. Koprowski and D. Conway, et al.

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