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Climate sensitivity of reproduction in a mast-seeding boreal conifer across its distributional range from lowland to treeline forests

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2014

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Roland, Carl A., Schmidt, Joshua H., and Johnstone, Jill F., 2014, Climate sensitivity of reproduction in a mast-seeding boreal conifer across its distributional range from lowland to treeline forests: Oecologia, v. 174, no. 3, p. 665-77.

Summary

Mast-seeding conifers such as Picea glauca exhibit synchronous production of large seed crops over wide areas, suggesting climate factors as possible triggers for episodic high seed production. Rapidly changing climatic conditions may thus alter the tempo and spatial pattern of masting of dominant species with potentially far-reaching ecological consequences. Understanding the future reproductive dynamics of ecosystems including boreal forests, which may be dominated by mast-seeding species, requires identifying the specific cues that drive variation in reproductive output across landscape gradients and among years. Here we used annual data collected at three sites spanning an elevation gradient in interior Alaska, USA between 1986 [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1007/s00442-013-2821-6
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0029-8549

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