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Carbon isotope discrimination in tree ring alpha-cellulose indicates that drought stress cannot explain white spruce growth declines in the eastern Brooks Range, Alaska

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2014

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Brownlee, Annalis H., 2014, Carbon isotope discrimination in tree ring alpha-cellulose indicates that drought stress cannot explain white spruce growth declines in the eastern Brooks Range, Alaska: University of Alaska Anchorage.

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High latitude trees are increasingly showing mixed growth responses to climate warming. Recent studies of white spruce (Picea glauca ) in the Brooks Range of Alaska have revealed that trees in the west have generally shown positive growth responses, while trees in the central and eastern Brooks Range have shown mixed and negative growth responses, respectively. An earlier study suggested that the growing season climate of the eastern Brooks Range is warmer and drier than in the west. On this basis, growth declines in the eastern Brooks Range were attributed to drought stress, caused by rising temperature and increasing evaporative demand. I investigated the hypothesis that drought stress can explain white spruce growth declines in [...]

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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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