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Longitudinal variation of radial growth at Alaska's northern treeline; recent changes and possible scenarios for the 21st century

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2005

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Wilmking, Martin, and Juday, Glenn P., 2005, Longitudinal variation of radial growth at Alaska's northern treeline; recent changes and possible scenarios for the 21st century: Global and Planetary Change, v. 47, no. 2-4, p. 282-300.

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The northern treeline is generally limited by available warmth. However, in recent years, more and more studies have identified drought stress as an additional limiting factor for tree growth in northern boreal forests and at treelines. Three growth responses to warming have been identified: increase in growth, decrease in growth, and nonsignificant correlation of tree growth with climate. Here we investigate the effect of drought stress on radial growth of white spruce at northern treelines along a longitudinal gradient spanning the entire Brooks Range in Alaska. We systematically sampled 687 white spruce at seven treeline sites. Where possible, we sampled three site types at a given site: high-density forest, low-density forest, [...]

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