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Climate and nutrient influences on the growth of white spruce trees in the boreal forests of the Yukon

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Year
2008

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Boonstra, Rudy, Desantis, Lanna, Krebs, Charles J., and Hik, David S., 2008, Climate and nutrient influences on the growth of white spruce trees in the boreal forests of the Yukon: Climate Research, v. 36, no. 2, p. 123-130.

Summary

The boreal forests of North America are undergoing major changes because of the direct effects of global warming and increased CO sub(2) levels. Plant production in the boreal forest is nutrient limited, and we examined how long-term fertilization affected growth of white spruce Picea glauca in the face of these major changes. We conducted a large-scale experiment by fertilizing two 1 km super(2) stands of white spruce in the southwestern Yukon with commercial NPK fertilizer from 1987 to 1994. Tree growth was measured by the width of annual increments in 60 trees from each of 2 control and of 2 matched fertilized 1 km super(2) sites for the period from 1977 to 1997 in a before, during, and after experimental design. Ring widths increased [...]

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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0936-577X, 0936-577X

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